International Women's Day is a day to reflect upon the many achievements of and barriers faced by women.
Minister for Women Celebrates International Women's Day and Victorian Women in Parliament
Signed by 30 000 Victorian women calling on the Government to give women the equal right to vote
Congratulations Northcote High School on 90 years of integrity and excellence
Schools in my electorate will benefit from Labor's biggest boost to upgrade and build schools as part of this year's state budget.
Fiona addresses some of the challenges that women in sport face
Fiona's Address about St Georges Road
I am very pleased to rise to speak in support of the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Restrictions on the Making of Protection Orders) Bill 2015. I want to put this bill in some context. The member for Bayswater referred to the need to provide..
On 29 May our government presented its submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. This is not a shy document, and nor does it seek to sugar-coat any aspect of the family violence response system. As the Premier has said on many occasions, the system..
The Royal Commission into Family Violence is now well underway, and written submissions close on 29 May. I thank all MPs who have made written submissions to the royal commission on behalf of their constituencies. In my own electorate of Northcote, representatives from a number of..
I too rise to recognise the extraordinary achievements of Joan Kirner. Joan Kirner was a trailblazer, an icon for Australian women inspired by her journey from outspoken mother, to national education campaigner, to Premier of Victoria. But she was much more than just a symbol..
I rise to speak on the Court Services Victoria and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015. I welcome the support of members opposite, including the shadow Attorney-General, for the bill. I acknowledge the member for Box Hill, who in his role as the former Attorney-General introduced..
I rise to update the house on the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to encourage every MP in this place to make a written submission to the royal commission on behalf of their constituency. Last Friday the commission concluded the last of its 38 community..
I rise to update the house on a very important new Andrews Labor government initiative that will provide a critically important tool for each and every one of us as we undertake the work to end the harm caused by violence in homes. Last year,..
I rise to speak in support of the Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The bill makes a range of amendments to the portfolios of the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police, the Minister for Corrections, the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Minister for..
I rise to respond to the member for Geelong, and I thank her for her request for a forum on family violence in her electorate. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the member for Geelong for her continued leadership and advocacy on..
Victoria’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence has been charged with the task of identifying practical solutions to eliminate the harm caused by family violence — a harm borne predominately by women and children. This critically important initiative has been given the broadest possible terms of..
Ms Richardson (Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence) — I rise to update the house on a significant challenge facing the Royal Commission into Family Violence, our community and the Parliament itself. Today the Premier provided an update on the establishment of the royal commission —..