Topic: Women

Jury Rules In Favour Of Quotas

A Citizens’ Jury has recommended implementation of a 40:40:20 gender equality quota in the Victorian public sector. The diverse group of Victorians was randomly selected to deliberate on quotas as a critical part of the Victorian Government’s proposed Gender Equality Bill. The Bill proposes that Victorian Government departments, public sector entities like hospitals and TAFEs, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Jury Of Victorians Debate Gender Equality Bill

A jury of more than one hundred Victorians is meeting this weekend in Melbourne to deliberate on Australia’s first ever legislation for gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government has released an exposure draft of the Gender Equality Bill which proposes that Victorian Government departments, public sector entities like hospitals and TAFEs, and local governments plan, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Promoting Respect And Equality In Melbourne’s East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Cabena Child and Family Centre in Chadstone to announce $180,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Support For New Parents In Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting new parents in Melbourne’s west with new local government grants. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited the City of Brimbank today to announce funding of $93,000 for their Brimbank Dads project. Maintaining equal and respectful relationships – while managing the stress of a new baby, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Equal Pay Day Boost For Working Parents

The Andrews Labor Government is building stronger career pathways and helping working parents in the public service achieve a better work life balance. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced $278,000 for ‘Grace Papers’, an online support program which will be implemented in the Victorian Public Sector. Grace Papers empowers expecting parents to make informed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Promoting Respect And Equality In Media Reporting

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Our Watch to improve media reporting on family violence and violence against women as part of its work to change harmful and sexist attitudes. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $425,000 to Our Watch to deliver their new media reporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in Australian history. The draft Gender Equality Bill (2018) proposes that Victorian Government departments, the public sector and local governments achieve gender equality through quotas, action plans and reporting. According to the International Gender Gap Index, the top three ranking countries […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Women Have A Seat At The Treasury Board Tables

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality targets on treasury boards, with women now making up 63 per cent of current board positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio. Women now comprise 50 per cent of all Chair positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio. Between March 2015 and June 2018, 52 per cent of all new Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

The Orange Door Keeping Women And Children Safe

The first of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs have been launched, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and make it easier for families to access support. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined hub practitioners and community members in Geelong to launch The Orange Door, the new name for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Flinders Street Station Lights Up For Women’s Health

Flinders Street Station will be lit up in pink tonight ahead of the Breast Cancer Network’s Field of Women event at Sunday’s Melbourne vs Sydney AFL game. As well as raising awareness by bringing breast cancer statistics to life, The Field of Women event raises funds for breast cancer research and reminds those affected by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport