Media Releases by The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Support for women in small to medium businesses

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis and the Minister for Small Business, Nick Sherry today announced $20,000 towards a project promoting greater participation of women in Australian trade and business. Ms Ellis said with more than 700,000… Continue reading

Improved support for victims of human trafficking

Survivors of human trafficking will benefit from greater support with today’s announcement of a training package which will help hundreds of community service workers to lift their skills and abilities to assist victims. Minister for the Status of Women, Kate… Continue reading

$1.45m to Boost Women’s Sport Media Coverage

Fifteen national sporting organisations will share in $1.45 million in new funding to boost the media coverage of women’s sport, Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis announced today. The Ministers announced the… Continue reading

Online support for victims of violence and abuse

Australians can now access free counselling and confidential professional advice online, if they have suffered or are at risk of a sexual assault or domestic and family violence. Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, today launched the 24… Continue reading

New funding for women in the workplace

From today, businesses and working women will benefit from an $11.2 million boost from the Australian Government to improve gender equality in Australian workplaces. The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis today announced the additional funding for the… Continue reading

New projects for Women’s Organisations

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis has today announced new funding for the National Women’s Alliances to undertake some important projects on emerging issues affecting women and gender equality. “The Australian Government is committed to achieving gender… Continue reading

New leadership opportunities for women across the NT

Indigenous women across the Northern Territory will be further supported to take the lead on addressing family violence in their communities with a $500,000 investment from the Australian Government. The Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis announced the… Continue reading

Launch of the Women’s Budget Statement 2011-12

Making sure women and men have an equal opportunity to participate in society and the economy is critical for the long term prosperity of our nation. The Australian Government’s 2011-12 Budget will create opportunities for all Australians to actively participate… Continue reading

Budget 2011-12 – Getting Australians ready to work

The Gillard Government will create opportunities for more Australians, particularly the disadvantaged, under a major workforce participation package. Australia’s economy is strong, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD. The Government believes all Australians, regardless of their… Continue reading

Supporting Australians with disability into work

The Gillard Government is improving support for Australians with disability to help them into work where possible, while providing an essential safety net for Australians unable to work. Reforms in the 2011-12 Budget will: Introduce new participation requirements for disability… Continue reading

Communities step up to prevent violence against women

Australian community groups and sports clubs are being encouraged to take action to reduce violence against women and promote respectful relationships, with applications now open for Community Action Grants. The Government has committed $3.75 million to fund the grants as… Continue reading