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'Workplace Diversity' Not Just a Buzz Term.

As we nudge 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on our progress when it comes to gender balance in the workplace. Over the last sixty years, Australian women have been engaged in the workforce in ever increasing numbers. However, it’s only recently that ‘workplace diversity’ has become the buzz term; a quick Google search brings up a whopping 69,500,000 results. Gender balance in the workplace? Not yet.

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2015 Community Grants and Sub-Fund Program

Our 30th birthday grants program was our largest on record. It has funded some major initiatives to address domestic violence and projects that embrace new approaches, challenge orthodoxy and offer significant and lasting community benefit.

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Breakthrough: "the biggest gender equality conference in the nation's history."

Breakthrough (hosted by the Victorian Women’s Trust on Nov 25-26) was a giant coming together of all kinds of people and 100+ speakers to talk about the most important opportunity of our times; gender equality. How will we move beyond old world views, stop tinkering with policy that doesn’t meet our needs, reject negative attitudes that are holding us back, and really start moving forward?

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Watch: Tanya Plibersek's Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

Last month Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, spoke to the full crowd at Breakthrough 2016 about the urgency of equal representation across our society. She was one of 100+ speakers who came together over two days at the Melbourne Town Hall to delve into the big issues that will come to define the future of gender equality. As an early holiday gift to you, you can re-live the moment and watch Tanya Plibersek's keynote in it's entirety! For those who couldn't be there, this is the next best thing.

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Events

Breakthrough 2016 | Melbourne

Breakthrough is a two-day event bringing together big ideas and powerful women and men to the fore; mapping out how we can accelerating the pace of change. It’s a chance to come together and revel in the lives, stories and wit of women. At Breakthrough, you’ll hear from Australian and international thought leaders. We’re talking innovators in social change, experts in their fields and pros at putting equality on the table. We’ll deep dive into issues and find out where we are today, gather momentum as a group, and plan our pathway forward.

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Grants

Do Women Pay More?

We can take some things for granted but that doesn’t mean that it’s fair. For example, should women pay more for a haircut or dry...

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Grants

Fairwear: The Rights of Women Workers

In 2002, outworkers in the clothing industry were being appallingly exploited. 90% of the workers were women earning $2-5 per hour. They worked a 12-16 hour day, often in unsafe conditions.

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Who Gets the Farm?

It was 1996 and the time had come to change a very old story. We were just a heartbeat away from the beginning of the...

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