March 8, 2023

NSW Labor are today proud to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day, a global moment to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination and to take action to drive gender parity.

NSW Labor are proud to lead the way on parliamentary representation, with women accounting for 46% of candidates, 48% of shadow cabinet and half of the leadership group.

NSW Labor are committed to taking meaningful action, today announcing $13.8 million in funding to get women into work and provide ongoing industrial relations support once they’re there.


NSW Labor will support 1,000 women over two years to become job-ready, boosting women’s workforce participation and economic security while addressing chronic labour and skills shortages in New South Wales.

The $5.8 million investment will give women the confidence and capabilities they need through all stages of their return-to-work journey, from initial exploration to ongoing support once they find a new job

The program will give women access to:

Online resources hub
Professional development and skills training
Coaching and mentoring
Community, content and events
Employer connections
A lifetime of support – ongoing Future Women membership
Future Women’s Jobs Academy program has been designed by women, to work alongside women and has been successfully piloted with the Commonwealth Office for Women.


NSW Labor will also work closely with the federal government and relevant stakeholder to establish a new Working Women’s Centre in NSW.

These Centres are a frontline service that help women navigate work-related issues including sexual harassment, underpayment, wage theft and parental leave. The former New South Wales centre was forced to close due to inadequate funding.

NSW Labor will work hand in hand with the Albanese Government, industry and stakeholders to see a centre re-established in New South Wales and will commit $2 million in ongoing funding so it can operate at full potential.