Category Archives: Politics

Announcement of COAG Advisory Panel to Reduce Violence Against Women

In the wake of calls to action to address domestic violence, the Federal Government announced an Advisory Panel to reduce violence against women. The panel will include 2015 Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty; WESNET and … Continue reading

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Natasha Stott Despoja AM appointed Ambassador for Women and Girls

On 16 December 2013, Natasha Stott Despoja AM was appointed as Ambassador for Women and Girls. “The Ambassador works closely with foreign governments and international organisations to support measures that: eradicate violence against, and trafficking of, women and girls; promote … Continue reading

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First Indigenous Woman Elected to Federal Parliament – Nova Peris

Nova Peris was first elected in 2013 and became the first Indigenous Australian to be elected to the Commonwealth Parliament. She is a traditional owner/descendent of and identifies with the Kiga People of the East Kimberley, Yawuru People of the … Continue reading

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First Ambassador for Women and Girls – Penny Williams

“The Office of the Ambassador for Women and Girls was established in September 2011 to  engage in international advocacy in support of Australian Government policies and programs to: empower women and girls socially, politically and economically eradicate violence against women … Continue reading

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Nicola Roxon – Australia’s first female Attorney-General

Nicola Roxon became Australia’s first female Attorney-General on 14 December 2011

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First female Premier in Tasmania – Lara Giddings

Lara Giddings became Tasmania’s first female Premier. When Lara Giddings was elected to Parliament in 1996, she was the youngest person ever elected to Parliament.

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School based Respectful Relationships Education

School based Respectful Relationships education is incorporated in the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children With considerable consultation and work by a National Advisory Council to reduce domestic violence and sexual assaults, the Federal Government’s National … Continue reading

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Six National Women’s Alliances funded

The Commonwealth Government announced funding for six National Women’s Alliances. The Alliances are to take the lead in ensuring that the voices of as many women as possible are heard, especially those who in the past have found it difficult … Continue reading

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First female Prime Minister – Julia Gillard

The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and re-sworn in as Prime Minister on 14 September 2010 following the 2010 Federal Election.

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Time for Action published

The National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children released their National Plan to Reduce Violence Against women and their children The National Plan is to be implemented through four three year action plans, each governed by an … Continue reading

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