Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to be heard: Tips and ideas to ensure your opinions are heard at your next board or committee meeting

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition When you walk into a room, or turn up at a meeting, the first thing people will notice about you is your physical presence and then … you speak.  The sound … Continue reading

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FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT

As featured in The Country Web No: 59 Edition. Today’s family faces many challenges including alcohol or other drug use. Sometimes this can dominate a family for years and everyone can be affected—parents, siblings and friends. Children of drug or … Continue reading

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Eliza Star – A bright horizon for Eliza

As featured in The Country Web, No: 59 Edition  Eliza grew up on a mixed enterprise farm near the town of Carrathool, in NSW, and says the lack of female role models in the male-dominated field of agriculture initially put … Continue reading

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Celebrate Volunteering in your Community

“Celebrate the power of volunteering” is the theme for the 25th anniversary year of National Volunteer Week (12-18 May).   Rural women play an extremely important role in ensuring the survival of many important community groups across all our regions including charities, emergency … Continue reading

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Inspiring rural women – 4 minutes with our 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Award recipients

It’s been a busy time at the Rural Women’s Network these past few months and it’s now just over a month since we announced our 2014 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner and runner-up. You can now watch a quick 4-minute video to … Continue reading

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