Women’s ad­vo­cate talks in Myrtle­ford

Alpine Observer - - News -

BE­NALLA fifth gen­er­a­tion farmer Alana John­son will ad­dress the Women’s Well­ness Net­work’s In­ter­na­tional Ru­ral Women’s Day break­fast in Myrtle­ford on Oc­to­ber 12.

Ms John­son has been a staunch ad­vo­cate for ru­ral women and came to promi­nence when she was named re­cip­i­ent of the Vic­to­rian Ru­ral Women’s Award in 2010.

In the run-up to the 2013 fed­eral elec­tion she cham­pi­oned the need for a new ap­proach to po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion which led to the for­ma­tion of an or­gan­i­sa­tion that has be­come known as ‘Voices for Indi’ and its en­dorse­ment of Cathy McGowan as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date.

Ms McGowan sub­se­quently took the seat of Indi – a fed­er­a­tion elec­torate which had been rep­re­sented by the Lib­er­als or Na­tion­als since 1931 – and was re-elected in 2016.

Ms John­son re­mains Voices for Indi’s past pres­i­dent.

She has been a Com- mon­wealth Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion direc­tor and is cur­rently a Goul­burn Mur­ray Wa­ter direc­tor, Vic­to­rian Catch­ment Man­age­ment Coun­cil deputy chair, Be­nalla Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre chair and Vic­to­rian Women’s Trust con­venor.

She has also been a pan­el­list on ABC Tele­vi­sion’s pop­u­lar Q& A pro­gram.

The Women’s Well­ness Net­work break­fast will be held at Alpine Gate café, from 7am to 8.30am, on Thurs­day next week.

Break­fast will be avail­able for a cost of $10.

Reser­va­tions are es­sen­tial – in­tend­ing par­tic­i­pants should call 03 5752 1375 to book at­ten­dance.

SPEAKER: Be­nalla farmer Alana John­son will talk in Myrtle­ford next week.

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