Category Archives: Gender equality

The power of one voice to change many

By Alicia Smith and SafeWork NSW As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual Farming accounts for one in every five deaths in Australian workplaces, yet the industry makes up just 2.6 percent of Australia’s workforce. In 10 years there … Continue reading

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Lawyer and young mum’s trio show you can do it all

By Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans, Orange As featured in the 2019 Country Web Annual In April 2019, Alice Byrnes, Dannielle Ford and Kirsty Evans became owners and directors of the first all-female partnership law firm in Orange, NSW. … Continue reading

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Not just a farmer’s daughter

by Susie Cay, Corowa As featured in the 2018 Country Web Annual. What is your background? I was born the eldest of three girls, at the end of the second world war, to parents who had both served in the war. … Continue reading

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Bright, strong and fearless

Horizon scholars’ vision for the future of women in Australian agriculture. Dallas Pearce, AgriFutures Australia. Agriculture is ingrained in the hearts and minds of three female students recently awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship. Fond memories are brought to mind … Continue reading

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In small places, close to home

by Angela Powditch, North Coast of NSW. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home’. And ‘home’ is where my story begins … … Continue reading

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Tocal students prove they are more than equal

As featured in  The Country Web 2016 Annual. In 1965 the generosity of Mr CB Alexander allowed the opening of Tocal Agricultural College with its initial enrolments consisting of 15 young, male students. It was not until 1972 that the … Continue reading

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What rural women are saying

To better understand the current challenges impacting rural women, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Rural Women’s Network (RWN) engaged directly with 350 women at the 2015 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Glen Innes. Over the Gathering weekend women … Continue reading

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