Inquiry into Gender Responsive Budgeting

Questions on Notice

Responses to Questions on Notice

At the public hearings witnesses took questions on notice or agreed to supply further information about particular issues. The Committee requested responses to these questions on notice taken at the hearings and further information.

The table below sets out the responses that received and a link to the response.

Monday 25 October 2021  

Witness(s) Questions on Notice 
Australian Bureau of Statistics   pdfABS QoN56.62 KB (4 November 2021)


Monday 11 October 2021  

Witness(s) Questions on Notice 
Department of Familes Fairness and Housing   pdfDFFH QoN199.35 KB (27 October 2021)

Tuesday 10 December 2019 

Witness(s) Questions on Notice 
Department of Premier and Cabinet  pdfDPC QoN197.98 KB (23 January 2020)
Victorian State Revenue Office  pdfSRO OoN897.32 KB (21 January 2020)

Hearings and Transcripts

Information on the Committee's public hearing schedule for this inquiry will be posted here as it becomes available. Corrected transcripts of these hearings will also be published here when finalised by the Committee.

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Monday 25 October 2021 

 Time  Witness  Presentations  Transcripts

David Zago
Program Manager, Household Surveys Branch
Australian Bureau of Statistics

 pdfPresentation556.55 KB  pdfTranscript181.73 KB

Dr Niki Vincent
Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner

Kate Berry
Gender Equality Director
Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector

 pdfPresentation295.91 KB  pdfTranscript189.62 KB

Professor Helen Hodgson
Chair, Social Policy Committee

Dr Kathy McDermott
Social Policy Committee
National Foundation for Australian Women 

 pdfPresentation181.60 KB  pdfTranscript185.78 KB

David Martine

Jamie Driscoll
Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance

Claire Bickell
Director, Financial Frameworks
Department of Treasury and Finance

 pdfPresentation825.32 KB  pdfTranscript187.74 KB

Kristine Rosary E. Yuzon-Chaves
Executive Director

Anita E. Baleda
Chief Gender and Development Specialist

Josephine Khaleen Sasuman
Supervising Gender and Development Specialist

Avery Silk Arevalo
Senior Gender and Development Specialist

Nicole A. Montesines
Gender and Development Specialist II
Philippine Commission on Women

 pdfPresentation882.56 KB  pdfTranscript235.21 KB


Monday 11 October 2021 

 Time  Witness  Presentations  Transcripts

Soo-Lin Quek
Executive Manager Knowledge, Advocacy and Service Innovation

Sobur Dhieu
Policy Intern
Centre for Multicultural Youth

    pdfTranscript178.23 KB

Dianne Hill
Chief Executive Officer

Mischa Barr
Policy and Health Promotion Officer
Women’s Health Victoria

 pdfPresentation2.83 MB  pdfTranscript239.66 KB

Julia Fox
Assistant National Secretary

Katie Biddlestone
Industrial Officer
Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association Victoria

   pdfTranscript158.06 KB

Sandy Pitcher

Brigid Monagle
Deputy Secretary, Fairer Victoria

Jo Pride
Executive Director, Office for Women & Office for the Prevention of Family Violence
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

 pdfPresentation272.89 KB pdfTranscript190.25 KB

Tanja Kovac
Chief Executive Officer

Jacinta Masters
Manager Advocacy and Sector Development
Gender Equity Victoria

 pdfPresentation10.92 MB  pdfTranscript189.10 KB

Matt Tyler
Executive Director
The Men’s Project, Jesuit Social Services

   pdfTranscript158.08 KB
 3:35pm Dr Helmut Berger
Austrian Parliamentary Budget Office
 pdfPresentation485.12 KB  pdfTranscript185.50 KB
 4:20pm Ignacio Mendez Cortegano
Secretary General of Finance

Regional Ministry for Finance and European Funding Andalusia, Spain

 pdfPresentation (Spanish)88.61 KB

pdfPresentation (English translation)195.88 KB

pdfTranscript (Spanish)149.63 KB 

pdfTranscript (English)169.67 KB 


Monday 16 March 2020 - Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne 
In a precautionary measure that considers the current public health situation, this hearing will be closed to the public.

 Time  Witness  Presentations  Transcripts
 3.05pm Professor Gigi Foster
Director of Education, School of Economics
University of New South Wales
  pdfTranscript193.48 KB

Monday 2 March 2020 - 
Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne

Time Witness Presentations Transcripts
 3.05 pm

Susan Maury
Senior Research & Evaluation Officer

Jeremy Levine
General Manager Service & Strategy Impact
Good Shepherd

 pdfTabled Document4.52 MB


pdfTranscript388.94 KB

 3.30 pm Professor Rhonda Sharp
Emeritus Professor, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
University of South Australia

Dr Monica Costa
Visiting Research Fellow
Curtin University
pdfPresentation577.89 KB pdfTranscript307.23 KB


Monday 17 February 2020 - Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne

Time Witness Presentations Transcripts
3.15 pm Angela Jackson
Senior Consultant
Equity Economics
  pdfTranscript167.66 KB 


Monday 3 February 2020 - Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbounre 

Time Witness  Presentations  Transcripts 
3.05 pm Associate Professor Janine Dixon
Centre for Policy Studies
Victoria University
n/a pdfTranscript66.67 KB
3.30 pm Professor Miranda Stewart
Director Tax Studies and the Tax Group
University of Melbourne
n/a  pdfTranscript30.67 KB


Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne

Time  Victorian Government Entity  Presentations Transcripts 
9.30 am Department of Premier and Cabinet pdfPresentation769.92 KB pdfTranscript156.32 KB
10.20 am Department of Health and Human Services pdfPresentation138.10 KB  pdfTranscript201.82 KB
11.20 am Department of Treasury and Finance pdfPresentation311.54 KB pdfTranscript574.01 KB
1.05 pm Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions  n/a pdfTranscript305.13 KB
1.55 pm  State Revenue Office  n/a pdfTranscript138.15 KB


Submissions for this inquiry will be accepted until 30 November 2021. For further information, please contact the Committee secretariat or via email to

The following submissions have been accepted by the Committee:

  1. pdfEquality Rights Alliance574.08 KB
    a. pdfEquality Rights Alliance - Attachment A2.70 MB
  2. pdfUK Women's Budget Group1.11 MB
    a. pdfUK Women's Budget Group - Attachment A3.82 MB
  3. pdfWomen's Health Victoria768.56 KB
  4. pdfCardinia Lakes Early Learning Centre575.22 KB
  5. pdfWomen in Social and Economic Research WiSER, Curtin University858.28 KB
  6. pdfDarebin City Council832.30 KB
  7. pdfGender Equity Victoria4.02 MB
    a.pdfGender Equity Victoria - Attachment A1.52 MB
  8. pdfOur Watch1.30 MB
  9. pdfNational Foundation for Australian Women973.66 KB
  10. pdfWomen's Health Goulburn North East1.15 MB
  11. pdfWIRE Women's Information Referral Exchange1.04 MB
  12. pdfEMILY's List Australia814.65 KB
  13. pdfCentre of Policy Studies, Victoria University1.29 MB
  14. pdfVictorian Women's Trust888.85 KB
  15. pdfProfessor Jennifer Curtin7.51 MB
  16. pdfWomen's Health West775.85 KB
  17. pdfWomen's Legal Service Victoria755.60 KB
  18. pdfAngela Jackson and Leonora Risse1.06 MB
  19. pdfAustralian Women Donors Network582.35 KB
    a. pdfAustralian Women Donors Network Attachment A1.41 MB
    b. pdfAustralian Women Donors Network Attachment B5.68 MB
    c. pdfAustralian Women Donors Network Attachment C767.56 KB
  20. pdfDepartment of Premier and Cabinet3.33 MB
    a. pdfDepartment of Premier and Cabinet Attachment A 2.11 MB
  21. pdfGender Institute, Australian National University1.24 MB
  22. pdfJesuit Social Services1.51 MB
  23. pdfWellsprings for Women1.20 MB
  24. pdfMulticultural Centre for Women's Health888.49 KB
    a. pdfMulticultural Centre for Women's Health - Attachment A1.02 MB
    b. pdfMulticultural Centre for Women's Health - Attachment B1006.48 KB
    c. pdfMulticultural Centre for Women's Health - Attachment C1.03 MB
    d. pdfMulticultural Centre for Womens Health - Attachment D1.52 MB
  25. pdfCentre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health642.56 KB
  26. pdfVictoria Police942.32 KB
  27. pdfDepartment of Families, Fairness and Housing871.76 KB
  28. pdfStatistics Canada1.03 MB
  29. pdfOffice of Auditor General Canada1.23 MB
  30. pdfKPMG Australia 12.20 MB
  31. pdfVictorian Local Learning and Employment Networks 853.36 KB
    a. pdfVictorian Local Learning and Employment Networks - Attachment A2.40 MB
  32. pdfHealth and Community Services Union 2.63 MB