Topic: Women

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

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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Young Women Leaders Pave The Way In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing young Victorian women to reach their leadership potential. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today welcomed 27 women to the second year of the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program. The program gives women between the ages of 18 and 40 the essential skills, networks and experience they […]

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Morwell Makes Room For ‘Her Place’

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the lives of ten Victorian women with a new exhibition in Morwell. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins and Member for Eastern Victorian Region Harriet Shing today announced Her Place Women’s Museum has brought one of its unique pop-up exhibitions to the Morwell Library. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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