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NSW Government
15 Oct 2018

Prepare for NSW's first Women's Week

Women’s health, social and economic empowerment are set to be key features of events held during the State’s inaugural NSW Women’s Week in March next year.

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NSW Government
30 Aug 2018

NSW Women's Strategy to boost social and economic opportunity in NSW

Increasing women’s economic wellbeing and security, improving health and lifting participation in the community are key focus areas of a new Strategy and Action Plan released today by the NSW Government, shaped by feedback from hundreds of women and community leaders across the State.

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NSW Government
28 Aug 2018

More than $12 million for innovative programs to curb domestic and family violence

Stronger protection against financial abuse, youth-led relationship programs, intervention for adolescent offenders and a whole of community approach to tackling domestic violence are among 13 innovative projects to be funded by the NSW Government.

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NSW Government
27 Aug 2018

NSW Invests in programs to empower women

Women and girls across NSW will have access to additional economic and leadership opportunities, as local organisations receive a share of $400,000 in the latest round of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women grants program.

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NSW Government
06 Jul 2018

Consent at the core of NSW’s first sexual assault strategy

Better community education about consent, trauma informed training and tougher accountability for perpetrators are among a range of measures to be introduced as part of the NSW Sexual Assault Strategy.

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NSW Government
04 Jul 2018

Nominate the next NSW Woman of the Year

Outstanding women across the State will deservedly again be thrust into the limelight as the NSW Government calls for nominations for the NSW Women of the Year Awards.

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NSW Government
22 Jun 2018

NSW leads nation in domestic violence decline

The NSW Government has welcomed today’s latest release of data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, which shows a significant decline in domestic violence.

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NSW Government
20 Jun 2018

NSW Budget: Focus on gender equity for women

The empowerment of women and girls is the focus of a $4 million investment by the NSW Government in the NSW Budget 2018.

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NSW Government
21 May 2018

Media Release: New residential tenancy laws to bolster protections for victims of domestic violence

Victims of domestic violence will be better protected when leaving violent relationships thanks to new residential tenancy reforms, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said.

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NSW Government
01 May 2018

Media Release: NSW domestic violence disclosure scheme to continue

The NSW Government’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme will be extended until June 2019 following a two-year trial that resulted in more than 50 people learning of their partner’s violent past.

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NSW Government
01 May 2018

Support for women and children at the core of new refuge model

More refuges in regional NSW will be able to provide greater independence for women and children escaping domestic violence under an innovative accommodation model, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said today

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NSW Government
04 Apr 2018

New support service for homeless women

A new women’s shelter in Sydney’s west will provide support for women escaping domestic violence as they begin to rebuild their lives, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward said.

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NSW Government
09 Mar 2018

Funding boost to increase economic opportunities for women in NSW

Women across NSW are set to benefit from a boost to the latest round of the Investing in Women grants program, as the NSW Government doubles the support on offer to $400,000.

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NSW Government
08 Mar 2018

Media Relase: Professor Hala Zreiqat wins top accolade at 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards

An extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world has won Professor Hala Zreiqat the top accolade at the 2018 NSW Women of the Year awards.

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NSW Government
07 Mar 2018

Media Release: Laws to protect pregnant job seekers pass parliament

The NSW Parliament has repealed a law that allowed employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job today.

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NSW Government
06 Mar 2018

Media release: More work to do as NSW pushes for gender equality

The number of women working and in leadership roles in NSW continues to steadily increase, according to the NSW Government’s ‘Then and Now’ report, a snap shot of the progress of women working in current or previously male-dominated industries.

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NSW Government
09 Feb 2018

Have your say on NSW Women of the Year

Youth advocates, entrepreneurs and a drone pilot are among the 28 women selected as finalists for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards, Minister for Women Tanya Davies announced today.

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