Topic: Women

Flexible Workplaces Good For Women And Business

Flexible working arrangements are improving female workforce participation and boosting business in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today released a new study commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government that models the bottom line impact of flexible work. The report, undertaken by the Nous Group, found flexible work delivered significant savings for all three sampled […]

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Victoria Invests In The Economic Power Of Women

The Andrews Labor Government is working to improve the economic status of Victorian women by funding new microenterprise and financial capability programs. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $2.2 million to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) to deliver programs that will empower women financially. While […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

New Funding Champions Women In Screen

Women working in the film and television industry will be better supported to build their professional and leadership skills, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government program to improve representation in the sector. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the latest round of Film Victoria’s Women’s Professional and Leadership Development Program, which will support […]

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Connecting Women At Work In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring women in regional Victoria have access to the networks that will help them succeed. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced an additional $80,000 in funding to expand Mentor Walks to regional Victoria. Mentor Walks give women the opportunity to partner up and receive professional advice from mentors in […]

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Delivering Safer Outcomes For Mothers And Babies

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a $16 million state-wide initiative to improve maternal care and outcomes for Victorian mothers and babies. Minister for Finance Robin Scott, Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny visited Frankston Hospital today to announce the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program, which gives public hospitals […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

More Bec The Builders, Not Just Bobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to directly boost the representation of women in the construction industry. Minister for Women and Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $585,000 to diversify the traditionally male-dominated construction industry. Currently women’s participation in the building and construction industry remains low at all levels, including the board-level. […]

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New Program To Support Aboriginal Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal women in leadership positions through a new development program. Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $300,000 in funding for the new leadership program at a fundraising event for The Long Walk today. Aboriginal women are currently under-represented in leadership roles […]

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Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The Grampians

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting family violence prevention programs being rolled out across Ararat Rural City and the Northern Grampian Shire. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced $100,000 in funding for the Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership at the Regional Assembly in Stawell today. The partnership will use the funding […]

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Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts In The West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local organisations to deliver primary prevention in Melbourne’s West. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins announced a $400,000 funding package for family violence prevention programs today at the Victoria University (VU) Footscray campus. VU has secured a grant of $110,000 to ensure women living on university […]

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Funding Boost For Gender Equity Peak

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting women’s health and the prevention of family violence with a funding boost to Victoria’s peak body for gender equity. Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $400,000 to support Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC), Victoria’s new organisation for gender equity, women’s […]

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