The Victorian Government is leading the way when it comes to gender equality.
And because Victorian women deserve to know which Budget investments are in their direct interest, we are releasing our second ever Gender Equality Budget Statement.
It’s one of many reforms included in Safe and Strong, Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy.
At its heart, Safe and Strong provides the long-term vision we need to create a more equal Victoria and address the gendered barriers that continue to hold women back.
Importantly, we’ve backed up our commitment with significant investments, including:
- a record $1.9 billion to stop the scourge of family violence, the largest investment by any Australian Government in history
- implementing 20 days of paid family leave in the Victorian public service
- identifying the Public Sector Gender Pay Gap and implementing policies to address it
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on this work.
From health to economic opportunity, this Budget invests in the policies and programs to make our state stronger, fairer and more equal.