Topic: Women

Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

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

Boosting Women’s Leadership On Boards

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of women and diversity on community and government boards. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today opened applications for the 2018-19 round of scholarships under the Women’s Board Leadership program and invited Victorian women to apply. The program gives women serving on community and government boards tailored governance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

Better, Quicker Breast Cancer Care In Melbourne’s East

Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life-saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today to officially open the state-of-the-art $10 million Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre at Maroondah Hospital […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Keeping Families Safe From Violence In Barwon South West

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to help prevent family violence in Victoria’s south west. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a $100,000 grant for the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a family violence education program and resource kit. The program and kit will be tailored to ensure Aboriginal community […]

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

Long Service Leave Now Fairer For Victorian Women

Long service leave is now fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last night the Long Service Act Bill passed the Legislative Council, ensuring it will become law in Victoria. The changes to the Long Service Leave Act now mean that any period of paid parental leave […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

More Sexual Health Support For Women In The West

More women in Melbourne’s rapidly growing western suburbs will have better access to timely information and support for sexual and reproductive health issues as part of a new action plan. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy was in Altona today to officially launch Action for Equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for Melbourne’s west 2018-2022, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Metropolitan Region

Funding Boost For Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in one of Victoria’s most important and historic buildings – the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. A $1.2 million funding boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will support urgent and necessary works to the iconic building on Lonsdale Street. Now known as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Historic Women’s Trade Delegation To China

The Andrews Labor Government has led Victoria’s first all-women delegation to China and Hong Kong. Visiting Hong Kong today, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced an $80,000 boost to Mentor Walks, a program to support women in Victoria who are ready to make their mark in their chosen area. Mentor Walks Australia is modelled on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Historic Women’s Trade Delegation To China

The Andrews Labor Government has led Victoria’s first all-women delegation to China and Hong Kong. Visiting Hong Kong today, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced an $80,000 boost to Mentor Walks, a program to support women in Victoria who are ready to make their mark in their chosen area. Mentor Walks Australia is modelled on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Community Sport At The Heart Of Gender Equality

The Andrews Labor Government continues to lead the charge in levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport. Speaking at the inaugural Change Our Game Networking Forum today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced $100,000 to deliver a new program to further improve opportunities for women and girls in sport and recreation. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport