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The Community Hub, in collaboration with the Byron Community Centre, and Sourdough Business Women, are holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, February 9, to ignite debate and discussion about the journey of women in politics – past, present, and future.

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After two previous cancellations owing to COVID-19 restrictions, organisers say they hope that the ‘third and last approach to deliver this exciting event will be successful’.

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics will bring together local and national female politicians to share their stories, insights, and perspectives on why Australian women are still largely underrepresented in politics.

The event will be hosted by Mandy Nolan, who will be in conversation with NSW Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith (Greens), NSW Liberal MLC, and Jenny Dowell OAM (Labor), former mayor of Lismore.

Ballina MP Tamara Smith. Photo David Lowe.

Mandy Nolan is the Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Richmond.

Organisers say the four women ‘will share their expertise and experience of their careers in Australian politics from various angles’.

Jenny Dowell says, ‘In the lead up to the federal government elections in the next few months, the time is right for more women to step forward and nominate. Being a councillor and mayor was the best job I’ve ever had, despite the challenges.

Experiences

‘I hope that speaking of my experiences might encourage other women to think “I could do that”. Our councils are better when more women are elected’.

Community Hub founder Sabine Muschter says, ‘After Let’s Talk Menopause, we can present Women in Politics as the second in a series of informed conversations held at the Byron Theatre to connect, inform, and inspire our community’.

Sourdough Business Women representative Fiona Sheridan added her organisation ‘is all about collaboration, support, and the development of leadership for women in business in our community’.

‘So we’re thrilled with the opportunity to work with The Community Hub and Byron Community Centre in presenting what should be a fascinating and frank conversation with female leaders in politics’.

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics will take place on Wednesday, 9 February over 7–9pm.

Audience members at Women in Politics will be invited to participate in the concluding Q&A session. Tickets are available online at www.byrontheatre.com.


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