Topic: Women

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Doggies Kicking Goals For Women’s Health

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is kicking goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west and Ballarat with a new program to support more women to embrace active and healthy lives. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Whitten Oval and launched the Doggies’ new Daughters of the West program, which builds on the successful delivery […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Sporting Capital Scores Matildas Double-Header

Our world-conquering Westfield Matildas are set to take on the might of China in a two-game international series exclusive to Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren and Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and co-captain Lisa De Vanna today to announce that Victoria will host the first game at AAMI Park […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Women Hold More Than Half The Seats On Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state. Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across the state. The new appointments being announced by Minister […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Record Numbers Of Women On Hospital Boards

More women than ever are sitting on hospital boards, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government push to ensure equality and diversity among Victoria’s healthcare leaders. As Victoria celebrates Women’s Health Week, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Labor Government has gone above and beyond targets set just two years ago for health service […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Scholarships To Support Women’s Board Leadership

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more women get the skills, experience and opportunities they need to get onto boards in Victoria. Acting Minister for Women Jill Hennessy today opened applications for the new Women’s Board Leadership (WBL) program, which aims to increase the number and diversity of board-ready women in Victoria. The WBL program […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

New Office To Boost Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new body dedicated to improving gender equality to ensure all women and girls can play the sports they love. Speaking at the Government’s inaugural Female Friendly Facilities Symposium at the MCG today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced the establishment of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Top Lawyer To Head New Equal Workplaces Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a respected workers compensation lawyer to head a new Ministerial advisory council set up to address gender equality in the workplace. Liberty Sanger, a Principal and Board member at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, will chair the Equal Workplaces Advisory Council which is charged with promoting gender equality across the public […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations