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Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government is in a unique position to stop family violence before it starts. Councils work closely with local families, community organisations, businesses and sports clubs. This places them in the strategic position to address inequality and violent behaviour in the community. The City of Casey will receive a grant of $80,000 to continue its efforts to create a family-friendly community, where women and children feel safe. A further $5,000 will support a local family violence project at Hallam Senior Secondary College. Students have been exploring the devastating impact of family violence on where they live and what they can do to have a positive impact in their community. Cardinia Shire Council will receive $75,000 to put in place a policy to prevent violence against women, partner with local businesses on prevention, and promote women’s leadership in the workplace. A further $35,000 will allow Cardinia Shire Council and Bass Shire Coast Council to partner together on efforts to address violence against women and children. The Labor Government has invested a record $2.6 billion to support victim survivors and create a Victoria free from violence. For information on Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women, visit vic.gov.au/familyviolence/prevention-strategy Quote attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins “Ending family violence requires a whole of community approach. By investing in prevention programs lead by local government we will help stop family violence before it starts.” Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley  “Everyone has a role to play in stopping family violence. From Council to students, the Narre Warren community has made it clear that they want a future free from family violence.” Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan “Every Victorian deserves to feel safe in their community. That’s why we are funding our local councils to lead the way when it comes to prevention family violence.”

Preventing Family Violence In Melbourne’s Outer East

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government programs that are working to prevent family violence in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today visited Casey and Cardinia Councils to announce almost $200,000 in funding to support programs that prevent family violence. Local government is in a unique position to stop family violence before it starts. Councils work closely with local families, community organisations, businesses and sports clubs. This places them in the strategic position to address inequality and violent behaviour in the community. The City of Casey will receive a grant of $80,000 to continue its efforts to create a family-friendly community, where women and children feel safe. A further $5,000 will support a local family violence project at Hallam Senior Secondary College. Students have been exploring the devastating impact of family violence on where they live and what they can do to have a positive impact in their community. Cardinia Shire Council will receive $75,000 to put in place a policy to prevent violence against women, partner with local businesses on prevention, and promote women’s leadership in the workplace. A further $35,000 will allow Cardinia Shire Council and Bass Shire Coast Council to partner together on efforts to address violence against women and children. The Labor Government has invested a record $2.6 billion to support victim survivors and create a Victoria free from violence. For information on Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women, visit vic.gov.au/familyviolence/prevention-strategy Quote attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins “Ending family violence requires a whole of community approach. By investing in prevention programs lead by local government we will help stop family violence before it starts.” Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley  “Everyone has a role to play in stopping family violence. From Council to students, the Narre Warren community has made it clear that they want a future free from family violence.” Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan “Every Victorian deserves to feel safe in their community. That’s why we are funding our local councils to lead the way when it comes to prevention family violence.”

Cutting-Edge Academy To Revolutionise Cancer Surgery

The Andrews Labor Government is building an Australian-first academy to train surgeons from here and abroad to use revolutionary medical robots for minimally invasive surgery. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced $2 million to help the Australian Prostate Centre build the new international centre for excellence in medical robotics in Parkville – the heart of Victoria’s biomedical precinct. The Australian Medical Robotics Academy will train the next generation of surgeons to perform cutting-edge procedures using robots on hard-to-reach and small internal spaces. It’s the first step in a major revolutionary advance in every day surgery. Robotics surgery already features at a small number of private hospitals, but by training more surgeons, the Government is setting a blueprint for the procedures to become more commonplace throughout Victoria, Australia and the world. Robotics surgery is mainly used to treat prostate cancer, but has also played a key role in gynaecological procedures and ear, nose and throat surgery. It is capable of greater precision and accuracy, so it can better target cancers and boost patient survival rates. Other benefits can include lower risks of infection, shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and quicker returns to work. The new academy will feature world-class virtual reality surgical simulators for local and international surgeons to build their skills before live surgery. Like airline pilot training, the simulators provide feedback on errors and efficiency of surgeon movements. In 2016, prostate cancer was the most common cancer in Victoria, with 4,784 men diagnosed and 781 men dying from the disease. The Australian Medical Robotics Academy will be complete by the end of next year. For more information visit prostatecentre.org.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “This cutting-edge facility will usher in a new age of surgery that will change the lives of patients from right around the world. It’s more proof Victoria is a world-leader in cancer research and innovation.” “We’re putting Victoria at the forefront of the highest standards of surgical training. The world’s brightest medical minds will travel here from all over the world to learn new skills.” “Our cancer survival rates are among the best in the world, but we’ll never rest on our laurels. Every day, we’re working to find cures, aid treatment and benefit the lives of patients.”

Cutting-Edge Academy To Revolutionise Cancer Surgery

The Andrews Labor Government is building an Australian-first academy to train surgeons from here and abroad to use revolutionary medical robots for minimally invasive surgery. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced $2 million to help the Australian Prostate Centre build the new international centre for excellence in medical robotics in Parkville – the heart of Victoria’s biomedical precinct. The Australian Medical Robotics Academy will train the next generation of surgeons to perform cutting-edge procedures using robots on hard-to-reach and small internal spaces. It’s the first step in a major revolutionary advance in every day surgery. Robotics surgery already features at a small number of private hospitals, but by training more surgeons, the Government is setting a blueprint for the procedures to become more commonplace throughout Victoria, Australia and the world. Robotics surgery is mainly used to treat prostate cancer, but has also played a key role in gynaecological procedures and ear, nose and throat surgery. It is capable of greater precision and accuracy, so it can better target cancers and boost patient survival rates. Other benefits can include lower risks of infection, shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and quicker returns to work. The new academy will feature world-class virtual reality surgical simulators for local and international surgeons to build their skills before live surgery. Like airline pilot training, the simulators provide feedback on errors and efficiency of surgeon movements. In 2016, prostate cancer was the most common cancer in Victoria, with 4,784 men diagnosed and 781 men dying from the disease. The Australian Medical Robotics Academy will be complete by the end of next year. For more information visit prostatecentre.org.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “This cutting-edge facility will usher in a new age of surgery that will change the lives of patients from right around the world. It’s more proof Victoria is a world-leader in cancer research and innovation.” “We’re putting Victoria at the forefront of the highest standards of surgical training. The world’s brightest medical minds will travel here from all over the world to learn new skills.” “Our cancer survival rates are among the best in the world, but we’ll never rest on our laurels. Every day, we’re working to find cures, aid treatment and benefit the lives of patients.”

HELPING STUDENTS GET THE SKILLS TO WORK

High school students across the state will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera announced that the Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships initiative would launch at 5 schools in the area, Alkira Secondary College, Cranbourne East Secondary College, Cranbourne Secondary College, Lyndhurst Secondary College and Marnebek Special School Cranbourne. Head Start will deliver up to 1,700 new apprenticeships and traineeships at 100 secondary schools across Victoria – giving local students more support to study an apprenticeship or traineeship at school. Students can stay at school an extra year to finish their VCAL, VCE and their apprenticeships while spending more time doing important, paid, on the job training. Schools will get additional support and funding to help run Head Start. This includes a school-based Head Start coordinator to help deliver the initiative, providing employment and vocational pathway advice and one-on-one support to students. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $49.8 million to deliver Head Start, alongside $109 million to overhaul secondary school career education and $26 million to enhance vocational education in schools. Head Start will provide apprenticeships targeted at priority industries and traditional trades like construction, defence and health, with enterprise apprenticeships and traineeships to be developed that target high technology areas needed for the jobs of tomorrow like coding. The Labor Government’s Education State is making sure all students are supported to get a great education, stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera Member for Cranbourne “The Education State is making sure all students are supported to get a great education, stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future.”  “This fantastic initiative will give more students across the state the support and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career and in life.”

HELPING STUDENTS GET THE SKILLS TO WORK

High school students across the state will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera announced that the Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships initiative would launch at 5 schools in the area, Alkira Secondary College, Cranbourne East Secondary College, Cranbourne Secondary College, Lyndhurst Secondary College and Marnebek Special School Cranbourne. Head Start will deliver up to 1,700 new apprenticeships and traineeships at 100 secondary schools across Victoria – giving local students more support to study an apprenticeship or traineeship at school. Students can stay at school an extra year to finish their VCAL, VCE and their apprenticeships while spending more time doing important, paid, on the job training. Schools will get additional support and funding to help run Head Start. This includes a school-based Head Start coordinator to help deliver the initiative, providing employment and vocational pathway advice and one-on-one support to students. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $49.8 million to deliver Head Start, alongside $109 million to overhaul secondary school career education and $26 million to enhance vocational education in schools. Head Start will provide apprenticeships targeted at priority industries and traditional trades like construction, defence and health, with enterprise apprenticeships and traineeships to be developed that target high technology areas needed for the jobs of tomorrow like coding. The Labor Government’s Education State is making sure all students are supported to get a great education, stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future. Quotes attributable to Jude Perera Member for Cranbourne “The Education State is making sure all students are supported to get a great education, stay in school and learn the skills they need for the future.”  “This fantastic initiative will give more students across the state the support and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career and in life.”

Free Public Transport On Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services. Veterans and war widows are encouraged to wear their medals, and members of the Australian Defence Force to wear uniform or show their ADF badge, to receive free travel on public transport this Saturday, 18 August, 2018. School students, cadets, scouts, guides and band members in uniform attending commemoration services will also be eligible for free travel on the day. Free travel will also extended to the regional public transport network for those travelling on V/Line train and coach services and regional buses. Reservations are compulsory on long distance V/Line train and coach services, so passengers should call 1800 800 007 before the day of travel to secure a seat. Veterans and war widows simply need to travel with one of the following forms of identification: Wear their uniform or service medals Wear an ex-service association or returned from active service or war widows badge Present their Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card Present their Category ‘V’ Victorian Public Transport Concession card. Public transport services will run to the normal Saturday timetable on Vietnam Veterans Day. The Shrine of Remembrance service at 11am can be reached by a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Station or by any St Kilda south bound tram except Route 1. Passengers should disembark at tram Stop 19 (Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Roads) or Stop 20 (Domain Interchange). Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren “This is a small gesture that will make it easier for Victorians to attend Vietnam Veterans Day services and pay their respects to those who have served on behalf of our state and country.” “Vietnam veterans made a tremendous sacrifice and we should take some time to remember what they did for us.” Quote attributable to Minister for Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re doing our bit to help more Victorians honour our Vietnam veterans by providing free public transport this weekend – allowing people from all over Victoria to travel to Melbourne or their local service.”     

Free Public Transport On Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services. Veterans and war widows are encouraged to wear their medals, and members of the Australian Defence Force to wear uniform or show their ADF badge, to receive free travel on public transport this Saturday, 18 August, 2018. School students, cadets, scouts, guides and band members in uniform attending commemoration services will also be eligible for free travel on the day. Free travel will also extended to the regional public transport network for those travelling on V/Line train and coach services and regional buses. Reservations are compulsory on long distance V/Line train and coach services, so passengers should call 1800 800 007 before the day of travel to secure a seat. Veterans and war widows simply need to travel with one of the following forms of identification: Wear their uniform or service medals Wear an ex-service association or returned from active service or war widows badge Present their Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card Present their Category ‘V’ Victorian Public Transport Concession card. Public transport services will run to the normal Saturday timetable on Vietnam Veterans Day. The Shrine of Remembrance service at 11am can be reached by a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Station or by any St Kilda south bound tram except Route 1. Passengers should disembark at tram Stop 19 (Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Roads) or Stop 20 (Domain Interchange). Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren “This is a small gesture that will make it easier for Victorians to attend Vietnam Veterans Day services and pay their respects to those who have served on behalf of our state and country.” “Vietnam veterans made a tremendous sacrifice and we should take some time to remember what they did for us.” Quote attributable to Minister for Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan “We’re doing our bit to help more Victorians honour our Vietnam veterans by providing free public transport this weekend – allowing people from all over Victoria to travel to Melbourne or their local service.”     

 

Celebrating The Achievements Of Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating Victorian children by holding free and fun activities as part of Children’s Week 2018. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for funding to help cover the costs of hosting an activity or event. Children’s Week will run from 20 to 28 October and is an annual celebration to recognise the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children by offering free activities for Victorian families. Grants of up to $1,000 can be used for costs associated with running an activity such as entertainment, performing artists, craft materials, children’s prizes or administrative costs. The activity must be offered free to Victorian families with a child aged up to 12 or to early childhood services and schools. This year’s theme is based on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account. Applications close at 5pm on 7 September, 2018. For more information, visit education.vic.gov.au/childrensweek. Quotes attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos “Children’s Week is a terrific celebration of all children across Victoria which recognises their talents, skills, achievements as well as their right to learn, be safe and grow up happy and healthy.” “We want to make Children’s Week 2018 one to remember, which is why we’re supporting local organisations host free activities across the state for families to enjoy.”

Celebrating The Achievements Of Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating Victorian children by holding free and fun activities as part of Children’s Week 2018. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for funding to help cover the costs of hosting an activity or event. Children’s Week will run from 20 to 28 October and is an annual celebration to recognise the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children by offering free activities for Victorian families. Grants of up to $1,000 can be used for costs associated with running an activity such as entertainment, performing artists, craft materials, children’s prizes or administrative costs. The activity must be offered free to Victorian families with a child aged up to 12 or to early childhood services and schools. This year’s theme is based on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which states that children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account. Applications close at 5pm on 7 September, 2018. For more information, visit education.vic.gov.au/childrensweek. Quotes attributable to Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos “Children’s Week is a terrific celebration of all children across Victoria which recognises their talents, skills, achievements as well as their right to learn, be safe and grow up happy and healthy.” “We want to make Children’s Week 2018 one to remember, which is why we’re supporting local organisations host free activities across the state for families to enjoy.”

Protecting More Victorians From Measles

Victorians will be better protected from the deadly threat of measles thanks to a suite of vaccination reforms being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination would soon be accessible just by visiting the local pharmacy – without the need to first visit a doctor. It’s the latest key vaccination Victorians will be able to access at their local pharmacy, after the Labor Government made the flu shot and whooping cough vaccine available in 2016. More than 87 per cent of Victorians live within two-and-a-half kilometres of a pharmacy. Vaccinations at pharmacies have been so successful that the Labor Government will soon make it available to more Victorians – lowering the eligible age from 18 to 16. The Labor Government will also introduce a measles vaccination blitz, so that eligible adult Victorians who need the vaccination most will be able to get the vaccine free of charge from a pharmacy – or other immunisation providers.  As with other pharmacist vaccinations, while the vaccine will be free, a small service charge may apply. While most Victorians born prior to 1966 are considered immune to measles, those born later require two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination to be adequately protected. Most younger Victorians received their vaccinations at school or as part of their childhood immunisation schedule, but many adult Victorians – especially those born between the late 1960s and 1980s - remain unvaccinated or only partially immune. Measles can also spread rapidly if unvaccinated travellers import the disease from overseas trips to places such as Bali, where measles is common. More than 42,000 Victorians have accessed the flu and whooping cough shots at their local pharmacy since the Labor Government introduced the program in 2016 at more than 350 pharmacies across the state. The Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program was cruelly axed by the former Liberal Government, before being reintroduced by the Labor Government in 2015. Its return saw the number of whooping cough cases drop by more than 50 per cent in two years. Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “We’re making the measles vaccination available at pharmacies, making it free for those who need it most, and ensuring younger Victorians can get the vaccinations they need – without needing an appointment with a GP.” “Nearly 90 per cent of us live just a short walk or drive from a pharmacy, so this will make getting vaccinated against the measles just as easy as the flu or whooping cough.” “The Liberals cruelly axed the parents’ whooping cough vaccination – they cut a billion dollars from health when they were last in Government, and they’ll do it again if they get the chance.”

Protecting More Victorians From Measles

Victorians will be better protected from the deadly threat of measles thanks to a suite of vaccination reforms being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination would soon be accessible just by visiting the local pharmacy – without the need to first visit a doctor. It’s the latest key vaccination Victorians will be able to access at their local pharmacy, after the Labor Government made the flu shot and whooping cough vaccine available in 2016. More than 87 per cent of Victorians live within two-and-a-half kilometres of a pharmacy. Vaccinations at pharmacies have been so successful that the Labor Government will soon make it available to more Victorians – lowering the eligible age from 18 to 16. The Labor Government will also introduce a measles vaccination blitz, so that eligible adult Victorians who need the vaccination most will be able to get the vaccine free of charge from a pharmacy – or other immunisation providers.  As with other pharmacist vaccinations, while the vaccine will be free, a small service charge may apply. While most Victorians born prior to 1966 are considered immune to measles, those born later require two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination to be adequately protected. Most younger Victorians received their vaccinations at school or as part of their childhood immunisation schedule, but many adult Victorians – especially those born between the late 1960s and 1980s - remain unvaccinated or only partially immune. Measles can also spread rapidly if unvaccinated travellers import the disease from overseas trips to places such as Bali, where measles is common. More than 42,000 Victorians have accessed the flu and whooping cough shots at their local pharmacy since the Labor Government introduced the program in 2016 at more than 350 pharmacies across the state. The Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program was cruelly axed by the former Liberal Government, before being reintroduced by the Labor Government in 2015. Its return saw the number of whooping cough cases drop by more than 50 per cent in two years. Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “We’re making the measles vaccination available at pharmacies, making it free for those who need it most, and ensuring younger Victorians can get the vaccinations they need – without needing an appointment with a GP.” “Nearly 90 per cent of us live just a short walk or drive from a pharmacy, so this will make getting vaccinated against the measles just as easy as the flu or whooping cough.” “The Liberals cruelly axed the parents’ whooping cough vaccination – they cut a billion dollars from health when they were last in Government, and they’ll do it again if they get the chance.”

Locking In Minimum Pay Rates For Tip Truck Owner Drivers

Tip truck owner-drivers working on new government contracts will receive mandatory minimum pay rates for the first time thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the mandatory minimum rates would apply to all Victorian Government construction projects where contracts are yet to be awarded, ensuring tip truck drivers get the decent and fair pay they are entitled to. The Labor Government will use pay schedules approved by the Transport Industry Council to ensure a consistent approach across the tip truck sector. These schedules provide a basis for determining appropriate rates which can be adjusted to address site specific safety or working requirements. To maintain flexibility in contracting arrangements, tip truck owner-drivers will be able to receive hourly or contract rates. Better wages and income certainty will reduce economic factors that encourage owner drivers to engage in unsafe driving practices – like driving for too long without a rest – that compromise safety for all road users. Government agencies will enforce mandatory minimum pay rates through their contract management processes. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “This significant breakthrough will make life easier for hard-working owner drivers – ensuring they are paid properly for the important work they do.” “Better pay will reduce the incentive to drive long hours just to make ends meet, improving safety for everyone on our roads.” “We’re ensuring tip truck owner-drivers share in the prosperity our pipeline of construction projects is creating across Victoria.” Quote attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan “We know that we need to attract more people into the industry and improve standards, that’s why we’re investing in a review into driver training and standards and working with industry on training programs.”

Locking In Minimum Pay Rates For Tip Truck Owner Drivers

Tip truck owner-drivers working on new government contracts will receive mandatory minimum pay rates for the first time thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced that the mandatory minimum rates would apply to all Victorian Government construction projects where contracts are yet to be awarded, ensuring tip truck drivers get the decent and fair pay they are entitled to. The Labor Government will use pay schedules approved by the Transport Industry Council to ensure a consistent approach across the tip truck sector. These schedules provide a basis for determining appropriate rates which can be adjusted to address site specific safety or working requirements. To maintain flexibility in contracting arrangements, tip truck owner-drivers will be able to receive hourly or contract rates. Better wages and income certainty will reduce economic factors that encourage owner drivers to engage in unsafe driving practices – like driving for too long without a rest – that compromise safety for all road users. Government agencies will enforce mandatory minimum pay rates through their contract management processes. Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas “This significant breakthrough will make life easier for hard-working owner drivers – ensuring they are paid properly for the important work they do.” “Better pay will reduce the incentive to drive long hours just to make ends meet, improving safety for everyone on our roads.” “We’re ensuring tip truck owner-drivers share in the prosperity our pipeline of construction projects is creating across Victoria.” Quote attributable to Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan “We know that we need to attract more people into the industry and improve standards, that’s why we’re investing in a review into driver training and standards and working with industry on training programs.”

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 harassment in the workplace. Not in My Workplace will also focus on shifting the conversation from awareness of workplace harassment and abuse, towards practical strategies businesses can put in place to create cultures of respect and fairness. Movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, and now #NotInMyWorkplace have brought to light the systemic sexual harassment and abuse experienced by women in Victoria, Australia and around the world. Support for initiatives like Not in My Workplace are driven by Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy and Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Together these strategies provide a framework for driving the change required to reduce violence against women and promote gender equality. Quotes attributable to Minister for Women, Natalie Hutchins “Not in My Workplace and movements like it are calling out the culture of sexual harassment and abuse - because it’s not ok, it never has been.” “Women’s movements online are calling for gender equality now, and I am proud to say that the Andrews Labor Government is with them.”

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 harassment in the workplace. Not in My Workplace will also focus on shifting the conversation from awareness of workplace harassment and abuse, towards practical strategies businesses can put in place to create cultures of respect and fairness. Movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp, and now #NotInMyWorkplace have brought to light the systemic sexual harassment and abuse experienced by women in Victoria, Australia and around the world. Support for initiatives like Not in My Workplace are driven by Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy and Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Together these strategies provide a framework for driving the change required to reduce violence against women and promote gender equality. Quotes attributable to Minister for Women, Natalie Hutchins “Not in My Workplace and movements like it are calling out the culture of sexual harassment and abuse - because it’s not ok, it never has been.” “Women’s movements online are calling for gender equality now, and I am proud to say that the Andrews Labor Government is with them.”