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Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub-Fund

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The Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub-Fund was established in 2013 to honour the leadership and legacy of Victoria’s first Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Fay Marles AM.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act was passed in 1977 and Fay was appointed that same year. For the next decade she led the way in implementing reform on anti-discrimination, enabling women to take their place more equally in our workplaces and our community.

The Sub-Fund supports projects that provide:

  • Leadership training to increase young women’s working knowledge of equal opportunity legislation, structures and processes;
  • Research that strengthens knowledge of loopholes and gaps in equal opportunity legislation, with a view to system improvement and policy change;
  • Education and engagement on equal opportunity issues in workplaces, organisations and in the broader community.

Click below to download a copy of the oration booklet released at the opening of the Fay Marles Sub-Fund.

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After conclusion of a funded project, organisations are required to submit a Project Report and Financial Acquittal.

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For more information please go to the grants FAQS.

Please email your completed report to grants@vwt.org.au.

2017 FAY MARLES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SUB-FUND GRANTS

Swinburne University of TechnologyImplementing International Sex Discrimination Policies: the Power of the Foreign Affairs Minister

$7,039 grant

This research will examine the enablers and barriers of implementing international sex discrimination laws and the outcomes to provide women with equal rights and opportunities. The research will analyse best practices and outcomes, and will make recommendations to strengthen human rights policies for women in Victoria and across Australia.

2016 FAY MARLES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SUB-FUND GRANTS

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, statewide – Good Policy:  Women at the Centre, special edition

$6,400 GRANT

A special edition of Good Policy, the bi-annual publication of the Women’s Research Advocacy and Policy Centre, will be published.  It will build upon the proceedings and rich conversations had at the ‘Putting Women at the Centre:  A Policy Forum’ hosted by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand on 16 August 2016.  The publication will provide an in-depth examination of why there is a need to focus upon women when analysing public policy and how inter-sectionality and privilege are critical considerations in such analysis.

“If a country doesn’t recognise minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.”
– Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State 2011