Category: Minister for Women

Nominate An Outstanding Victorian Woman Today

The Andrews Labor Government is asking Victorians to highlight the contributions of outstanding women leaders. Acting Minister for Women Jill Hennessy today opened nominations for the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women which acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of women from across the state. The Honour Roll has inducted more than 600 Victorians since the […]

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Stepping Up In The Prevention Of Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way when it comes to bystander intervention to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence today launched new research from Deakin University that outlines what drives and encourages people to intervene when they witness sexist behaviour. The research demonstrates that calling out sexist behaviour is […]

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This Girl Can Gets Victorian Women Active

Women across Victoria will be inspired to get more active, thanks to powerful new campaign This Girl Can – Victoria, hitting our screens from today. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins launched a local version of Sport England’s viral campaign, which inspired an incredible 3.9 million British women to ditch the couch and get active. This […]

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Twenty Victorian Women Awarded Prestigious Honour

Twenty outstanding Victorian women have been inducted into the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced the 2018 inductees at a ceremony at the Arts Centre today hosted by comedian Nelly Thomas. This year’s inductees join more than 600 other Victorian women who have been inducted since the Honour Roll […]

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Working With Councils To Stop Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with councils to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins joined Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, women mayors, CEOs and local government advocacy groups today to announce $2.4 million for primary prevention grants in family violence. […]

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Supporting Women In Leadership On IWD

After achieving its target of gender equality on paid boards the Andrews Labor Government is expanding this target to include senior board positions. On International Womens Day, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced 50 per cent of the chairs on Victorian Government paid boards will be women. This will help ensure that there is no […]

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Levelling The Playing Field For Women And Girls

The Andrews Labor Government is working to change attitudes towards gender equality and ending the scourge of family violence through sporting clubs. Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced $670,000 for sporting grants at an International Women’s Day breakfast hosted by Cricket Australia. In 2017 La Trobe University was […]

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Pressing For Progress At International Women’s Day 2018

On International Women’s Day the Andrews Labor Government is progressing gender equality in all areas where Victorians live, work, learn and play. International Women’s Day 2018 comes on the heels of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This year’s theme #PressForProgress is a call to action to press forward and progress […]

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Making Long Service Leave Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making long service leave fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers. The new Long Service Leave Act, which will be debated in Victorian Parliament this week, will stop women and parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service leave. Currently, the Long Service Leave Act treats […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Women Leaders And Experts

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting Victorian women as subject matter experts, leaders and spokespersons. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined members of the Victorian Women’s Trust to relaunch the Here She Is! directory. Here She Is! is an online directory featuring hundreds of women leaders from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. The directory […]

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