Category Archives: Awards

Meet NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award Alumni Member – Alison Hamilton

Alison Hamilton (nee McIntosh) has a strong rural background and a passion for the beef industry. Residing near Wagga Wagga in the NSW Riverina, along with raising a small family, Alison juggles her time between managing her beef cattle consulting … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Hayley Purbrick

We are happy to introduce you to our fourth amazing Finalist for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Hayley Purbrick’s passion is for communication, people and agriculture. Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin, her work is empowering smaller … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Sandra Ireson

We are happy to introduce you to the third of our four amazing Finalists for the 2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Sandra Ireson is from the Riverina town of Booligal in NSW. She has a keen interest in developing … Continue reading

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2017 NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalist: Rebecca Barnes

We were recently thrilled to announce this year’s NSW-ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award Finalists, who are each achieving remarkable things within their respective industries in NSW. We will share their profiles with you over the coming 2 weeks to provide … Continue reading

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Time is running out to nominate your Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It is not an award, but provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. How to … Continue reading

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Happy as a pig in mud!

As featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2015 Article: Claire Dunn Former chartered accountant turned pig farmer Edwina Beveridge is making her mark as a pioneer in the industry, turning methane into money as Australia’s first ‘carbon farm’. … 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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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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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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