Topic: Women

Victoria Goes Orange For A Future Free Of Violence

The third annual Victoria Against Violence campaign begins today, challenging the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence and violence against women. Acting Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jill Hennessy will mark the start of the campaign by joining Rosie Batty and other community leaders for the 9th annual Walk […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

New Statue A Tribute To Victoria’s Champion Policewomen

The first-ever statue of a female police officer, which recognises the role that women play in policing over the past 100 years, has been unveiled at the Victoria Police Academy today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Acting Chief Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam, Victoria’s highest ranking female police officer, to unveil […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Investing In The Next Generation Of Women In Games

Opportunities for women working in digital games will now be stronger than ever before, thanks to $140,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to support a series of professional placements for women. Announcing the grants through Film Victoria’s Games Professional Placements program, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the placements are part of […]

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Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

Victorian First Service For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

More women with polycystic ovary syndrome will be able to access the treatment, expert advice and support they need thanks to a new Victorian-first clinic supported by $460,000 from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Clinic at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. Monash University and […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Young And Emerging Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young women to become influential leaders in their workplaces and communities. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced the 21 successful scholarship recipients for the inaugural Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women’s Leadership Program. The program honours the legacy of Victoria’s first and only female premier the late Joan […]

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Revamp For Victoria’s Leading Sexual Health Service

More Victorian women will be able to easily access expert advice on sexual and reproductive health issues, thanks to a modern makeover of the Family Planning Victoria Action Centre in Melbourne. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the refurbished clinic in the city, made possible by a co-contribution of $50,000 from the Andrews […]

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Trailblazer Set To Lead The Way For Women In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Dr Bridie O’Donnell MBBS as Head of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. Dr O’Donnell is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at age 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia at three World Championships. She then went on to manage […]

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Giving A Voice To Feminist Writers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian feminist writers, readers, speakers and artists connect and share their work in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding for the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival at the State Library of Victoria. The $45,000 investment recognises the important role of the arts and media in challenging sexism […]

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Victorian Series Takes The Field On Milestone Day For Girls

Mustangs FC, a Victorian-made TV series supported by the Andrews Labor Government, will lead celebrations for International Day of the Girl with a special screening at Federation Square tonight. Victorian producers Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis led a strong female team to create Mustangs FC, which follows a group of girls who abandon the sidelines […]

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