25 September 2023

Out with the girls….

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A diverse group of impressive women shone through the miasma of Canberra’s political posturing that pervades the current band of leaders who are seemingly unable to govern the way we expect…. but all power to the girls.

Virginia Haussegger sparkled as the new ACT Australian of the Year.

Strong, sincere and focused she has been dealing with bowel cancer for some months and leaves us all in awe of her attitude and well deserves her accolades.

In a ceremony at the national capital’s National Arboretum the awards were announced with the city duly proud of all recipients.

Kelly O’Shannessy as CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation sees the upcoming Federal election as a battle for climate policy for the ACF.

New MP for the NSW seat of Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps backs the intent of the ACF, believing health will be a major issue with the lack of action on climate change.

Jennifer Westacott – the Business Council of Australia chief executive – said the failure to pass the big business tax cuts was a mistake that could put Australia at a great disadvantage and Ann Sherry as Chair of UNICEF Australia presented The Children’s Report, a report that left us sobered and shocked and frustrated by the lack of basic supports for our most treasured.

On a positive note, Canberra builder John Hindmarsh, Executive Chairman of the Hindmarsh Group welcomed guests to his new office facilities to celebrate the classy refurbishment, his 40 years at the helm of the company, its impact on the city, interstate and international developments, and then handed the chief executive role to his son Rowan Hindmarsh.

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