Media Releases by The Hon Kate Ellis MP

New funding for the National Women’s Alliances

The Australian Government is investing an additional $130,000 to the National Women’s Alliances to ensure women across Australia have a strong voice on the issues that affect them. The National Women’s Alliances brings together women’s organisations and individuals across the… Continue reading

Australian workplaces say no to violence

The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, today launched a $1.1 million workplace program combating violence against women. Ms Ellis said the White Ribbon Workplace Program was important in creating long-term change in attitudes to violence in the… Continue reading

Slavery-like offences to become crimes

Forced marriage and slavery-like practices will become a crime under draft legislation to combat people trafficking and slavery, released as part of today’s Fourth National Roundtable on People Trafficking. Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor, Minister for Immigration… Continue reading

New funding for the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

High school students in Canberra will benefit from a sexual assault prevention program funded through the Gillard Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The national plan brings together the efforts of governments across the… Continue reading

More funding to fight slavery and labour trafficking

The Gillard Government has stepped up the fight against labour trafficking, granting more than $485,000 in funding for five organisations to combat slavery and human trafficking in Australia. Minister for Justice Brendan O’Connor and Minister for the Status of Women… Continue reading

Release of new GBE guidelines

Key Government bodies such as Australia Post and NBN Co will have to focus on gender diversity in their board appointments, under new guidelines for government bodies released today. The revised guidelines strengthen board appointment processes, ensuring Government Business Enterprises… Continue reading

Golden opportunity opens in Adelaide

A new sport engineering laboratory will give Adelaide, and indeed Australia, the competitive edge in supporting its sports men and women achieve their full athletic potential. The Minister for the Status of Women and Member for Adelaide, Kate Ellis, today… Continue reading