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The Victorian Government is working towards addressing the under-representation of women, including Aboriginal and culturally diverse women, in leadership and decision making.

One of the Government’s priorities is to make women and girls safer, more socially connected and healthy where they live, work and play.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:

Kindergarten initiatives

$98.4 million for kindergarten initiatives that will help improve educational outcomes for children.

Maternal and Child Health

$81.1 million to expand and reform Maternal and Child Health and parenting support services, including supported play groups.

Aboriginal women at risk of family violence

$4.6 million to provide support for Aboriginal women at risk of family violence through the community programs Sisters Day Out, Dilly Bag and Young Luv as part of Government’s investment to improve family violence prevention, early intervention and diversion in Aboriginal communities.

Koori Women’s Gathering Place

$1.1 million to trial a Koori Women’s Gathering Place to provide a culturally safe family violence service to Aboriginal women.

Gender equality in the community

$0.8 million to assist women to deliver gender equality in their community through social entrepreneur programs.

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