INITIATIVES TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, INCLUDING FOR WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND BENEFIT FROM, ECONOMIC INITIATIVES IN THE STATE.

FAMILY SUPPORT AND SAFETY SERVICES

$134m OVER 5 YEARS

  • Domestic Violence programs – support for women at risk of domestic violence
    Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence – accommodation and support to Aboriginal women at risk of or experiencing homelessness
  • Young Family Support – for young women who are pregnant or have children

WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION

$68.3m OVER 5 YEARS

  • Recreation and Sports Facilities – providing funding for infrastructure to remove barriers faced by girls and women in sports
  • Women’s Information Service – information, education and assistance on issues affecting women

The government is also supporting and attracting major women’s sporting events.

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELLBEING

$25.9m OVER 5 YEARS

  • Provision of sanitary products in government schools
  • Yarrow Place – providing specialist sexual assault trauma services
  • Support for women requiring full removal of Transvaginal Pelvic mesh
  • Support and rehabilitation programs for women in the correctional system

COMMONWEALTH FUNDED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INITIATIVES

$6.3m OVER 5 YEARS

  • Programs to assist women to remain in the workforce and maintain economic security to escape domestic family violence
  • Communications campaigns supporting women to escape domestic family violence

WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT AND LEADERSHIP

$3.6m OVER 5 YEARS

  • Working Women’s Centre – advice on legislation affecting working women
  • Training Subsidies – for courses in women centred studies
  • Women in STEM Careers – sponsoring 100 women
  • Workplace Equality and Respect Project
  • Initiatives to support inclusive and safe parliamentary work places

Since 2018, annual spending on health and education has grown by $1.6 billion. Women make up 77.4% of the education workforce and 56% of the health workforce. Increased spending flows through to more jobs for women.

Since 2018, the proportion of women in executive positions across government has increased from 49.4% to 52.8% evidencing the success of diversity and targeted leadership training for women conducted across government.

The government’s skills programs provide opportunities for women to take up apprenticeships and traineeships in a diverse range of growth sectors.