Tag Archives: Australian Women

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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If you aren’t plugged into ourcommunity.com you are missing out BIG TIME on useful info.

The first edition of Our Community Matters newsletter for 2013 is out and is full of news, views and capacity-building for not-for-profit groups and schools. Highlights include: Johnny Farnham Eat Your Heart Out: Communities in Control is back! What’s in … Continue reading

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Fires, floods, tsunamis… build resilience with great tips from Petrea King & QRRRWN

The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three part conversation between Petrea King, from the Quest for Life Foundation and Georgie Somerset, from the Queensland Rural Women’s Network. This series focuses on practical tools and techniques for recovering from trauma, for children, … Continue reading

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Fancy hosting the 2014 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering? Submissions due 31 March 2013

The 2013 Gathering ‘Horsin’ Around’ will be held in Scone from 25-27 October. ‘As a member of the first Gathering Committee I look back at the experience of showcasing my Orange region and providing an opportunity for rural women as … Continue reading

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Pat Rodd, Tumut’s Hidden Treasure: “I will keep volunteering for as long as I can”

Guest writer: Kirsty Roche Tumut and Adleong Times. One of Tumut’s favourite volunteers, Pat Rodd, has been included in the Department of Primary Industry Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for 2012. The honour roll acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW … Continue reading

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If you think you’re having a bad day – watch Janine Shepherd and be inspired!

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, … Continue reading

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Recovering from Trauma Series FREE very useful practical resources

With all that has been going on we thought you may like to know about these free resources around dealing with trauma for children, adults and communities. The Recovering from Trauma Series is a three-part conversation between the wonderful Petrea … Continue reading

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Rural women’s ‘place stories’ from River of Life conference… come take a peek!

This Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s (QRRRWN) recent River of Life History Project which began at the St George conference aims to collect women’s voices online. By gathering stories of rural women’s achievements and successes we can inspire each … Continue reading

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Missed the River of Life QRRRWN rural women’s gig? Here’s some personal insights

River of Life – create your own current Qld Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s conference (QRRRWN) 5-7 September 2012 in St George. Sonia Muir (NSW RWN) & Georgie Somerset (Chair QRRRWN) This was a joint conference of Queensland Rural, Regional and … Continue reading

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Olympics have a long way to go as women push boundaries

Nine hundred million people tuned in to watch the 2012 London Opening Ceremony. With the Olympics bombarding us and the issues of equality being discussed in the media I thought I’d share a lovely quote by the air rifle contestant, … Continue reading

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