Monthly Archives: February 2015

Building resilience in farming communities

Department of Primary Industries‘ new Rural Resilience Program (RRP) was launched by Minister for Primary Industries the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP earlier this month. The program’s vision is ‘connected viable farming communities’. The new program  was born out of the … Continue reading

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Women Leaders: Georgie Aley, Sydney

As featured in The Country Web Number 60 Winter 2014 issue. A finalist in the Women in Australian Agribusiness (WIAA) 100 and aged just 29, Georgie Aley has achieved significant success at executive management level within the agricultural sector in Australia and internationally. She is currently … Continue reading

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Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app ‘iMatter’ for young women

Credit: Angela, Pedestrian Daily Via The Guardian Australian of the Year committed to bringing domestic violence to the forefront of our national agenda, Rosie Batty, has launched a free anti-domestic violence app for young women called ‘iMatter’. The app, which is … Continue reading

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Free International Women’s Day event, Orange, Sunday 8 March

The Rural Women’s Network and Orange City Council along with a range of local services are pleased to host a free afternoon of inspiration and fun for women to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March from 2-6pm at … Continue reading

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Vote for your Regional Woman of the Year

Earlier this month Minister for Women Pru Goward announced the finalists for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards, encouraging people to head online to vote. Twelve finalists from more than 200 nominations are open for public voting in three … Continue reading

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Embrace the simple things

As featured in the No: 60 Winter edition of The Country Web. Linda Tillman is the Director of Tilma Group and has built the business from its humble beginnings operating from her home office to the dynamic and growing agency it is today, employing … Continue reading

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Our future in their hands

As featured in the Number 60 Winter issue of The Country Web Three years ago I had the privilege to be named 2011 Runner-Up of the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. This opportunity reinforced the huge difference women can make in many agricultural industries and … Continue reading

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Social alchemist and change agent

As featured in the Number 60 Winter issue of The Country Web There is a unique magic in rural communities that comes to light when the right people, add the right ingredients, in the right way, at the right time. I … Continue reading

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