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Annual Reports


All of you who've been closely associated with the Trust during the last 30 years should feel proud...Some 538 projects have been pursued around gender equality, around anti-discrimination and hearing women's voices... You've established and followed decision making processes that demand integrity, respect and honesty, and that's the key to surviving... Don't fall back and say, 'nothing more needs to be done.' It does. It does.

Hon. John Cain, Former Premier of Victoria

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As we enter our thirtieth year of existence, it seems timely to reflect not only on the progress of the Trust over three decades, but that of women more generally. It's an exercise that is at once gratifying and sobering. The Trust's long term impact and effectiveness as an agent of social change is cause for celebration.

Duré Dara OAM, Former Convenor


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If ever there was a need for independent analysis that ran counter to the superficial, and often jaundiced, mainstream media reporting of the minority government led by the former Primer Minister Julia Gillard, then this was the time. If ever there was a need for someone to speak out and defend the position, skill and capacity of the first female Prime Minister in over a century of federal politics, then this was the time.

Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director

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To describe the Trust's year in just one word - relationships. This year we marked the very special 20 year partnership between the Victorian Women's Trust and Koorie Women Mean Business (KWMB). The celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall embodied the joyful, artistic nature of both organisations... And 20 years on, both organisations are still groundbreaking.

Dure Dara OAM, former Convenor


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The Victorian Women’s Trust continues to be a well-governed organisation in a strong female way. By that I mean collaborative, respectful, forthright and open. It has an exemplary external audit record and a record too of making judgments on how best to grow the organisation for the future.

Alana Johnson, Convenor