Topic: Women

More Homes For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered another 20 affordable homes in Melbourne’s inner-west for women and children escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan to officially open the new units, which will provide a safe haven for family violence victims and women over 55 who have had […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Twenty Victorian Women Awarded Prestigious Honour

Twenty outstanding Victorian women have been inducted into the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced the 2018 inductees at a ceremony at the Arts Centre today hosted by comedian Nelly Thomas. This year’s inductees join more than 600 other Victorian women who have been inducted since the Honour Roll […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Working With Councils To Stop Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with councils to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins joined Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, women mayors, CEOs and local government advocacy groups today to announce $2.4 million for primary prevention grants in family violence. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

Rural Women Continue To Press For Progress

Victoria’s first female Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today praised and celebrated the role of rural women at the first gathering of the Rural Women’s Network reference group. The Reference Group, which gathered on International Women’s Day, included key agriculture leaders and innovators from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. The Andrews Labor Government re-established […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Supporting Women In Leadership On IWD

After achieving its target of gender equality on paid boards the Andrews Labor Government is expanding this target to include senior board positions. On International Womens Day, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced 50 per cent of the chairs on Victorian Government paid boards will be women. This will help ensure that there is no […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Levelling The Playing Field For Women And Girls

The Andrews Labor Government is working to change attitudes towards gender equality and ending the scourge of family violence through sporting clubs. Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced $670,000 for sporting grants at an International Women’s Day breakfast hosted by Cricket Australia. In 2017 La Trobe University was […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Victoria’s First Sexual And Reproductive Health Helpline

The Andrews Labor Government’s new helpline for Victorian women seeking timely and trusted information on sexual and reproductive health issues will start taking callers this month. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially launched 1800 My Options, Victoria’s first ever state-wide sexual and reproductive health phone line. 1800 My Options will provide Victorians with sexual […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

New Push To Boost Female Leadership In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government will help more women gain leadership positions in sport, thanks to a new scholarship program. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Labor Government has announced $220,000 towards the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, providing a new pathway to senior roles for women in sport. The scholarships are targeted at women already […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Pressing For Progress At International Women’s Day 2018

On International Women’s Day the Andrews Labor Government is progressing gender equality in all areas where Victorians live, work, learn and play. International Women’s Day 2018 comes on the heels of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This year’s theme #PressForProgress is a call to action to press forward and progress […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Making Long Service Leave Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making long service leave fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers. The new Long Service Leave Act, which will be debated in Victorian Parliament this week, will stop women and parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service leave. Currently, the Long Service Leave Act treats […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Women