Media Releases by The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Decade of Achievements for Australian Women

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop, today released the Decade of Achievements for Australian Women, a publication cataloguing the considerable progress and achievements that have been made to enhance the lives of women.… Continue reading

Toolkit to encourage more diversity in volunteering

An Australian Government funded resource kit will help to encourage more Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds to participate in volunteering in the wider community. The Minister for Community Services, Senator Nigel Scullion, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues,… Continue reading

Training young women to become leaders

The Howard Government has provided funding of more than $500,000 for pilot programs to increase the leadership skills of young women in rural and regional Australia. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop MP,… Continue reading

More opportunities for women in the minerals industry

A publication examining the attitudes and experiences of women towards working in the minerals industry, along with strategies to improve women’s employment in the industry, was launched today. The Howard Government, in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, produced… Continue reading

Increased funding to reduce violence against women

The Howard Government has committed $1.97 million in 2007-08 towards projects aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic and family violence and sexual assault in the Australian community, through the Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Funding Initiative. The… Continue reading

Further Support for Women in the Federal Budget

Women will benefit from the Howard Government’s eleven years of strong economic management, with 2007-08 Federal Budget measures continuing to reflect its commitment to improving the lives of women throughout the Australian community. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for… Continue reading

First Women Leaders’ Network Meeting for Australia

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues the Hon Julie Bishop MP today opened registration for the 12th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women Leaders’ Network (WLN) meeting to be held in Port Douglas from 25-27 June. “This is… Continue reading

Small business leads the way

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and the Minister for Small Business and Tourism, the Hon Fran Bailey MP, today launched two new publications which provide important advice to small business owners.… Continue reading

More support for Indigenous carers

Indigenous carers in Victoria will be the first to benefit from new guidelines designed to provide further support and advice for Indigenous-specific caring roles. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, today said the… Continue reading

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women meets annually to promote the implementation of women’s equal rights, consider emerging challenges, share information about best practice and develop international networks on gender issues. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues,… Continue reading

Women recognised with Australia Day awards

One hundred and fifty eight women have been recognised for their contributions to the Australian way of life as part of the Australia Day 2007 Honours List. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop, today… Continue reading

Osteoporosis listing good news for Australian women

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, welcomed the announcement today of the extension of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to listing of the osteoporosis medication Alendronate and the extension of the bone… Continue reading

WALKing towards health and fitness in the Community

Aiming to promote physical activity amongst women, the Women’s Active Living Kit (WALK) pilot project encourages the formation of walking groups in community settings. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop, today said the… Continue reading

Promoting gender equity for Australian universities

The Australian Government will fund an action plan to address the under-representation of women in senior positions at the nation’s universities, the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced today. “Funding will provided for the… Continue reading

Leadership development opportunities for women

Non-government women’s organisations seeking to improve women’s leadership and participation in the community can now apply for a Capacity Building Grant under the Women’s Leadership and Development Programme. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie… Continue reading

Australia continues to be a top ten country for women

A new report shows that Australia is ranked in the top ten countries across the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) gender indicators. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, the Hon Julie Bishop MP today welcomed the update… Continue reading

More Australian Women Needed On Boards

Australian businesses are failing to tap the leadership potential of almost half the workforce by not employing enough women in senior positions, a new report has found. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, Julie Bishop, today said… Continue reading

More Australian women speak out against violence

More Australian women are reporting sexual assault, domestic and family violence to police than ever before, according to a national survey on personal safety commissioned by the Australian Government’s Office for Women, and prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.… Continue reading

$400,000 to encourage women into sports leadership

The Australian Government has made available a further share of $400,000 for women to pursue sports leadership opportunities in 2006-07. The 2006-07 Sports Leadership Grants provide funding and support for women to seek accredited training and development in coaching, officiating,… Continue reading