Topic: Women

Support For New Parents In Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting new parents in Melbourne’s west with new local government grants. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited the City of Brimbank today to announce funding of $93,000 for their Brimbank Dads project. Maintaining equal and respectful relationships – while managing the stress of a new baby, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Equal Pay Day Boost For Working Parents

The Andrews Labor Government is building stronger career pathways and helping working parents in the public service achieve a better work life balance. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced $278,000 for ‘Grace Papers’, an online support program which will be implemented in the Victorian Public Sector. Grace Papers empowers expecting parents to make informed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Promoting Respect And Equality In Media Reporting

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Our Watch to improve media reporting on family violence and violence against women as part of its work to change harmful and sexist attitudes. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $425,000 to Our Watch to deliver their new media reporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in Australian history. The draft Gender Equality Bill (2018) proposes that Victorian Government departments, the public sector and local governments achieve gender equality through quotas, action plans and reporting. According to the International Gender Gap Index, the top three ranking countries […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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