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
$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.