Topic: Women

Halifax Production Backs Women On And Off The Screen

Women are leading the way on both sides of the camera on Halifax: Retribution, a major new television series giving five women a unique opportunity to boost their screen careers. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week visited the Melbourne set of the eight-part Australian crime series that sees Rebecca Gibney reprise her popular role […]

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Taking Action Against Sexism And Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce sexism and sexual harassment by supporting a pilot program that teaches bystanders how to step in and take action against offensive behaviour. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched a new toolkit on bystander interventions, which offers a ‘ladder’ of responses that escalate according to behaviour. The pilot […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders In The Music Industry

Victoria’s vibrant local music industry will get stronger and more diverse leadership thanks to a mentoring program for women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for the 2020 Cultivate, a program for women leaders in the music industry which helps advance their career. The Andrews Labor Government has funded Music Victoria to deliver […]

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Free Pads And Tampons To Help Girls Thrive At School

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is rolling out pads and tampons in every state school, free of charge, to reduce the stigma of periods, make school more inclusive for girls and young women and save families money. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Women and […]

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Free Financial Guidance For Women Over 50

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the financial security of older women by supporting a free financial wellbeing kit which will be available across the state. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week launched the My Money Conversation Kit, created by the Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) – the only state-wide free information and […]

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Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

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Applications Open For Women’s Board Leadership Program

More Victorian women will have the skills they need to excel on boards and in leadership after taking part in the Women’s Board Leadership Program with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for this year’s Women’s Board Leadership Scholarships, with this year’s program including streams on […]

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Saints Women Go Marching In At Moorabbin

St Kilda’s history-making AFLW players will hit the ground running thanks to new high-performance facilities delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented support for women’s football. The Saints are one of four new teams due to join the AFLW in 2020, and they will do so after a summer of training in elite […]

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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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