Gender Equity Victoria welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Inquiry into the Economic Security of Victorian Women. As a peak body, with 52 organisational members committed to addressing the harm of gender inequity and underlying cause of gendered violence, we see this inquiry as essential to the health, economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of Victorian women as well as the productivity and growth of the Victorian economy.
In this submission, GENVIC continues its work calling for gender-equal economic approaches in Victoria and offering practical and affordable solutions. It repeats its calls for an embedded approach to Gender Responsive Budgeting that secures the practice within Government, protecting it from changing political whims and ensuring sex and gender disaggregation is business as usual within the public service. Though GENVIC will explain the whole it welcomes the establishment of the new gender economics unit within the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), it does not yet believe the structure or financing of it is secure.
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