26 August 2021
Jane Howlett MP
Minister for Women
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering further support to women and girls to ensure we create an inclusive Tasmania that empowers and enables them.
Women make up over half of Tasmania’s population, and as Minister for Women I’m extremely proud that our Government is working to ensure women and girls can fully participate in our economic, social, political and community life.
Many of the initiatives outlined in the 2021-22 Tasmanian Budget are about increasing opportunities for women in the workforce including those areas traditionally dominated by men. These commitments include:
These funding commitments will further enhance the actions set out in the Tasmanian Government’s Leadership and Participation for Women Action Plan 2021-23 and the Women on Boards Strategy 2020-25: Continuing our progress.
These commitments will help us increase opportunities for women in the workforce and leadership positions, promote and recognise the contribution of Tasmanian women, and ensure the impacts of COVID-19 on women are addressed.
Importantly, they will create meaningful change for women right across our community and economy.
As we continue to deliver against the priorities set out in the Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2018-2021, all Government departments are taking action to support, set an example and empower women in Tasmania.