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Paradox Of Service
Projects

Paradox Of Service

In 2009, we published a research and discussion paper, ‘The Paradox of Service', lifting the lid on the mistreatment of former religious women when they left their orders.

Fighting Friendships
Projects

Fighting Friendships

Fighting Friendships, an initiative of the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls showcases a series of short documentary films uncovering the inspirational partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women activists. Many of these partnerships helped to generate a groundswell of support for constitutional recognition of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

Business Matrix
Projects

Business Matrix

Business Matrix sought to remedy the situation which women were faced in the culture of the nineties, as small businesses floundered, and assistance for women in business, was lacking.

2015 Inquiry into the economic security of women in retirement
Policy Submissions

2015 Inquiry into the economic security of women in retirement

This submission draws on previous research and other initiatives undertaken by the Victorian Women’s Trust over the past decade or more to highlight the issue of young women’s levels of financial literacy and relative disengagement with the superannuation system.

2016 Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill Submission
Policy Submissions

2016 Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill Submission

Our submission expressed concern that the Paid Parental Leave Scheme proposed under the Bill is inadequate to meet the central purposes of the government's scheme. .

2017 Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic security
Policy Submissions

2017 Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic security

In our submission we stated that in order to remove structural inequalities which segregate our workplace along gender lines and contribute enormously to the gender pay gap there needs to be a complete overhaul of the norms which dictate our working lives.

2017 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill
Policy Submissions

2017 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill

The Trust’s submission addressed the schedules in the Bill which addressed Australia’s child care and paid parental leave (PPL) schemes. Our submission emphasised that the benefits of a flexible and generous social security system are then manifest at every level of society with benefits reaching far into Australia’s future.

2017 Setting The Agenda-Labor's National Conversation on Gender Equity
Policy Submissions

2017 Setting The Agenda-Labor's National Conversation on Gender Equity

We believe Labor has a unique opportunity in Setting The Agenda to build momentum and a political appetite for bold, sophisticated and measured policies which lead to gender equality and to real and lasting and positive change.

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