Friday, 08 June 2018 09:22

Commissioner applauds government initiative to get more women working in construction

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has today praised the Victorian Government’s investment in gender equity in the construction industry as a step in the right direction.

"Tackling the barriers that keep women out of male-dominated industries is absolutely critical to achieving equality," said Commissioner Hilton.

"All industries can benefit from a more diverse workforce. Getting more women into construction will open up a great new talent pool for the industry.

"This is a great initiative that will help our construction industry to be the best it can be."

The Commission's role under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 is to identify and eliminate discrimination and to promote equality.

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