Shaping the strategy

Many voices have influenced and improved this strategy

Community, sector and cross-government consultation inform Our equal state.

We received more than 450 contributions from individuals and organisations representing:

  • the community and not-for-profit sectors
  • the private sector
  • unions
  • universities and researchers
  • Aboriginal women
  • culturally diverse women
  • LGBTIQ+ Victorians
  • women with disability
  • single mothers
  • victim survivors of family and gendered violence.

We also undertook a statewide survey through Engage Victoria, which included:

  • more than 1,000 unique visitors to the website
  • 18 written submissions
  • 29 survey responses.

We continue to deliver the Inquiry into economic equity for Victorian women

Our equal state focuses our work as we continue to enact the recommendations of the Inquiry into economic equity for Victorian women. The independent inquiry panel delivered its landmark report to the Victorian Government in January 2022. It had 31 recommendations and 26 findings about workplace and economic inequity for women. Carol Schwartz AO chaired the expert panel, alongside Liberty Sanger OAM and James Fazzino.

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