Policy

VWT Event | Women Represent: Power, Politics and Making a Difference

Hosted by the Victorian Women's Trust on Monday 31 October 2022, Women Represent: Power, Politics and Making a Difference was an online panel discussion which sought to unpack the power women hold in office (despite their numbers) and the ways in which women lead. Moderated by Mary Crooks AO and featuring panelists such as Ramona Vijeyarasa (author of 'The Woman President', a unique comparative study of women's leadership and the law); Fiona Patten MP (Leader of the Reason Party); The Hon. Judith Troeth (former Liberal MP); Samantha Ratnam (Leader of the...

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Watch: VWT x Thrive By Five – What can childcare reform deliver for women and children?

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March 2022, the Victorian Women's Trust, in partnership with Thrive By Five ran a discussion event with panelists Angela Jackson, Nyadol Nyuon, Jacqueline Emery and Jay Weatherill, canvassing the issues of childcare reform and examining the current state of affairs. Where to get help in Australia: 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 Lifeline 13 11 14 Watch the video, view the chat log and read the transcript below.  TRANSCRIPT 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:36.000 MARY: Welcome everyone and happy International Women's Day, the 8th of March 2022. I'm Mary Crooks and I'm the...

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Introducing Matters That Count

Imagine. Candidates with the best chance of winning Lower House seats in the forthcoming federal election are asked by constituents where they stand on a set of key issues of deep concern to so many, especially women.   You and your friends work to secure their responses on these issues. Your summaries of their responses are promoted across your networks— family, other friends, acquaintances, colleagues and your community networks, ultimately assisting people to make informed choices about candidates on election day. Once your representative takes a seat in the Lower House, you and...

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