Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ploughing new tracks take the rural assumptions quiz

     To bring about a paradigm shift in any culture we need to change assumptions and attitudes. (Jean Shinoda Bolen) Which of the following statements do you think are still seen as assumptions? ð    A farmer is the ‘man on … Continue reading

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Nominate a rural woman who volunteers today

Nominating a rural woman for the 2012 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate rural women from across New South Wales who give so much of their time to improving our communities and neighbourhoods. We invite you … Continue reading

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Just how vulnerable could your country town be to climate change in 2050?

A new report on Australia’s country towns’ vulnerability to climate change in 2050. The document reviews the current literature on climate change and Australia’s settlement system, with particular reference to country towns, highlighting the challenges they will face over the coming decades … Continue reading

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Two great dames, 70 years of gradual change

From the July 2012 edition of Agriculture Today. Beyond the kitchen table. Column by Sonia Muir, Rural Women’s Network At the age of only 32, Dame Dorothy Tangney DBE (1911 – 1985) was our first female federal parliamentarian and the … Continue reading

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Farming champions bridge the divide

(As featured in The Country Web: Our Farmers – Our Future, Number 56 Autumn 2012 “Telling agriculture’s story has never been so important and it’s our young people who are best placed to reconnect with urban communities.” Lynne Strong, Jamberoo dairy … Continue reading

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2nd Australian Board Diversity Scholarship program for AICD courses annouced

The Australian Institute of Company Directors will partner with the Federal Government to deliver a second round of its Board Diversity Scholarship program, which aims to lift the representation of women on Australian boards. The Program will award 70 scholarships … Continue reading

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