Media Releases by The Hon Julie Collins MP

Government extends funding for Women’s Alliances

The six National Women’s Alliances will receive $4.8 million in Australian Government funding to continue bringing forward women’s views, voices and issues onto the national policy agenda. The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, said the three-year funding… Continue reading

Consultations begin on Family Support Program

The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, today met with family support service providers in Hobart at the start of a national consultation process on ways to further improve the Australian Government’s $1 billion Family Support Program. Today’s meeting is… Continue reading

Tasmanians worse off under Tony Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott should explain to Tasmanians during his whirlwind visit to the State today how he plans to take away thousands of dollars a year from them under a Coalition government, the Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins,… Continue reading

Carol Schwartz AM to advise on workplace gender equality

Prominent businesswoman and philanthropist Carol Schwartz AM is leading consultations with business and other interest groups on the reporting requirements for the Australian Government’s landmark workplace gender equality reforms. The introduction of the Workplace Gender Equality Act last November means… Continue reading

Boost for energy saver scheme for vulnerable Australians

The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, has today welcomed a $2.1 million investment by energy provider AGL in the Australian Government’s Home Energy Saver Scheme (HESS). Minister Collins made the announcement during a visit to Connections UnitingCare, in Dandenong… Continue reading

Tasmanians spreading Christmas cheer

The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, helped wrap gifts and hand out food and toys today at the Salvation Army in Clarence, Tasmania as part of its Christmas Cheer appeal. This year, as always, the Salvation Army will open… Continue reading

More opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds

The Australian Government will provide $100,000 to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia to promote the participation on boards of women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, said… Continue reading

Tasmanian women receive board scholarships

The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, has congratulated the Tasmanian recipients of the prestigious Board Diversity Scholarships aimed at boosting the number of women in Australian boardrooms. Elizabeth Swain from Launceston and Hobart-based Kate Cuthbertson joined Ms… Continue reading

70 exceptional women on board for diversity program

A new wave of 70 exceptional women has received scholarships in a joint Australian Government and corporate program aimed at increasing the representation of women on boards around the nation. The Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, announced… Continue reading

Supporting the prevention of violence against women

Labor MPs today showed their support for White Ribbon Day – Australia’s only male led campaign to stop men’s violence against women – and announced funding for a new initiative. Attending a Parliament Stands Behind White Ribbon Day morning tea,… Continue reading

A landmark decision for women and gender equality

New legislation supporting gender equality in the workplace which passed through the Parliament last night is a landmark decision for women. Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins, welcomed the passage of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the… Continue reading

New support for family violence victims

New measures to help victims of family violence on provisional partner visas begin tomorrow, 24 November, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister for the Status of Women, Julie Collins MP, said today. Mr Bowen… Continue reading