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Let’s Talk – Women in Politics presented by The Community Hub

By Feb 09,2022 February 5th, 2022 No Comments

Wed 9 February 2022

7.00pm start  ꟾ  9.00pm finish

Byron Community Centre

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics was previously scheduled for 6th October, 2021 but was postponed due to our speakers being affected by the Lismore lockdown at the time.

All tickets issued for 6th October have been transferred to 9th February and ticket holders advised.

LET’S TALK Women in Politics is the second in a series of conversations offered by The Community Hub, in collaboration with the Byron Community Centre and Sourdough Business Women, to connect, inform and inspire our community members.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Feel Good Fridays project – a weekly opportunity for disadvantaged women to access support and relax.

Tickets: Full $20 / Conc $15
General Admission – no allocated seating.

This event will ignite debate and discussion why Australian women are still largely under-represented in politics by bringing together local and national female politicians to share their stories, insights, experience, and perspectives.

Audience members are invited to participate in the concluding Q&A session.

LET’S TALK Women in Politics will feature:

MC Mandy Nolan
As a comic with over 30 years in the biz Mandy is used to standing her ground in rooms of adversorial men. A Mother of 5 – she believes to stand for change is to not be complicit. An activist, an opinion writer and a very courageous person. Mandy is the Greens candidate for Richmond.

Tamara Smith
Member for Ballina in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament. In March 2015, Tamara became the first woman to hold the seat of Ballina and the first Greens MP in a regional seat in any Parliament of Australia. Tamara is in her second term and was re-elected in March 2019.

Hon. Catherine Cusack MLC
Former Chair of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (Australia) was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2003. She has served in a number of portfolios including as a Shadow Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, and is currently Chair of the NSW State Development Committee. She is a professional writer and was Director of the Virginia Chadwick Memorial Foundation (supporting the Great Barrier Reef).

Jenny Dowell OAM
Served 12.5 years on Lismore City Council, representing the Labor Party with eight of those as the popular former mayor (2008-2016). She is renowned for her work locally with the arts and helping her community in various volunteer roles. Jenny is now an actor, book reviewer, mayoral mentor and on multiple formative committees.