Topic: Women

Nominations Open For 20th Victorian Honour Roll Of Women

Nominations are now open for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, which recognises the achievements and contributions of the state’s most remarkable women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week opened nominations for the 20th annual Victorian Honour Roll of Women and marked the award’s 20-year milestone with a gathering of alumni at the Parliament […]

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Melbourne Bids For Global Gender Equality Conference

Melbourne has been shortlisted as one of three finalists to host the world’s largest gender equality conference in 2022. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched Australia’s bid to bring the Women Deliver conference to Victoria in front of influential gender equality advocates at Parliament House. The 2019 conference, which was opened by Canadian Prime […]

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Helping Women In Our Contemporary Music Scene

Victorian women working as managers and leaders in Victoria’s world-renowned music industry will be better supported thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today announced that Cultivate – a program supporting female leaders in Victoria’s music industry – will receive an extra $100,000 to fund new participants in […]

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Victorian Women Awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours

Victorian women feature strongly in today’s 2019 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, with Sharan Burrow AC was awarded Companion of the Order – the highest Australian honour – for services to industrial relations at national and international levels and as a human rights champion in developing countries. Ms Burrow was the second woman to […]

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Calling Out Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging commuters to call out sexual harassment with a new campaign starting today. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today launched the next round of the Respect Women: Call it Out series. The new advertisements will run across TV, print media, social media and in metropolitan city loop […]

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Women’s Honour Roll Receives New Inductees

Twenty-one inspiring and exceptional women have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today paid tribute to the 2019 inductees, who include women who have made enormous contributions to society in fields such as business, education, policing, health and medical research, and public life. The latest inductees have […]

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Supporting More Women Into Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government as it works towards the goal of gender equality. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $50,000 to support the Victorian Local Governance Association’s (VLGA) Local Women Leading Change campaign, and that the Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams will chair the Local Government Ministerial Women’s Roundtable. […]

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Backing Female Footy Players In Williamstown

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Victorian Football League (VFL) and female participation in sport, by providing $1.5 million to upgrade the home of the Williamstown Football Club. Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance Daniel Mulino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan today announced the funding, which will enable the club to build two […]

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Liberals’ Plan To Cut Family Violence Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have today confirmed they will cut funding to family violence services if they win the next election, putting women and children at risk. A recent media report states: Prevention of family violence spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the opposition would consider the recommendations’ “financial impost” and whether “there are efficiencies that […]

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Women Doing More Than Half The Work For Free

Victorian women are doing most of the state’s unpaid work, at a cost of more than $205 billion, new data has revealed. Preliminary analysis by Deloitte Access Economics has revealed unpaid work is equivalent to 50 per cent of Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP) in 2017/18. The economic modelling, commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government, […]

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