Media Releases by The Hon Kate Ellis MP

New gender equality panel to advise Government

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis MP has officially launched the Australian Government’s new Gender Panel at Parliament House in Canberra. The Gender Panel has been established to ensure that Australian Government policy and programs continue to… Continue reading

Support for victims of people trafficking

Victims of people trafficking will have greater access to support services thanks to a funding boost from the Australian Government. Some 83 per cent of trafficking victims identified in Australia are women working in the sex industry. Minister for the… Continue reading

Australian women boosted into the boardroom

Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis today announced the seventy exceptional Australian women who have been accepted into the Board Diversity Scholarship Program. The scholarships are a joint initiative of the Australian Government and the Australian Institute of… Continue reading

Awards for the advancement of women at work

Organisations supporting work environments that value and develop women’s participation in the workforce were recognised today, at the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency’s Business Achievement Awards held in Melbourne. “These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate… Continue reading

100 years of International Women’s Day

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, today launched the beginning of a year of celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011. The first International Women’s Day rallies were held in March 1911,… Continue reading

Australian women reclaim the night

Last night women and children gathered in the Melbourne CBD to kick off this year’s celebrations for Reclaim the Night. Today, celebrations will continue across the country as women come together to stand up for their right to be safe… Continue reading

International Day of Rural Women 2010

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis has said that the International Day of Rural Women 2010 is a chance for all Australians to reflect on the important work and achievements of rural women. The International Day of… Continue reading