Topic: Women

Women Have A Seat At The Treasury Board Tables

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality targets on treasury boards, with women now making up 63 per cent of current board positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio. Women now comprise 50 per cent of all Chair positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio. Between March 2015 and June 2018, 52 per cent of all new Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

The Orange Door Keeping Women And Children Safe

The first of Victoria’s new Support and Safety Hubs have been launched, as the Andrews Labor Government works to protect women and children from violence and make it easier for families to access support. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined hub practitioners and community members in Geelong to launch The Orange Door, the new name for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Flinders Street Station Lights Up For Women’s Health

Flinders Street Station will be lit up in pink tonight ahead of the Breast Cancer Network’s Field of Women event at Sunday’s Melbourne vs Sydney AFL game. As well as raising awareness by bringing breast cancer statistics to life, The Field of Women event raises funds for breast cancer research and reminds those affected by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Women Leaders Gather To Stop Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support initiatives to stop sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today joined other women leaders to launch Not in My Workplace. Not in My Workplace is a collective of senior women leaders working together to assist boards and senior management bodies to eliminate sexual […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Young Victorians Challenge Gender Inequality

Applications have opened for a new program to engage young people in promoting gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government is funding the Foundation for Young Australians with $400,000 to run Ideally, a grants and mentoring program. Ideally offers young Victorians the chance to create an ideal world for everyone.  Grants are open to young Victorians […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Respect Victoria Opens Its Doors

Doors have opened on Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to create a Victoria free from family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today officially opened Respect Victoria and announced the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair. Respect Victoria’s inaugural board […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women, Ministers

Promoting Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting gender equality with new sporting grants for Victorian sports associations, local government, Regional Sports Assemblies and non-for-profit organisations. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Dr Bridie O’Donnell and members of Cycling Victoria today to announce grant recipients, worth $658,000. Each organisation will receive funding to trial new guidelines which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Promoting Gender Equality In Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the representation of women in local councils through a new guide that will help local governments take practical steps to boost gender diversity. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz has released the Best Practice Guide for Gender Equity in Local Government. Although 60 per cent of the administrative workforce […]

Categories: Minister for Local Government, Ministers

Flexible Workplaces Good For Women And Business

Flexible working arrangements are improving female workforce participation and boosting business in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today released a new study commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government that models the bottom line impact of flexible work. The report, undertaken by the Nous Group, found flexible work delivered significant savings for all three sampled […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Victoria Invests In The Economic Power Of Women

The Andrews Labor Government is working to improve the economic status of Victorian women by funding new microenterprise and financial capability programs. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $2.2 million to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) to deliver programs that will empower women financially. While […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women