CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2018
Thank you to everyone who came along to the NCWA Christmas lunch. The lunch was very well supported with over fifty members and friends in attendance.
It was terrific to have Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds in attendance and as the guest speaker.
Linda spoke about not only her Ministerial responsibilities but the recent passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 which heralds a new statutory modern slavery reporting requirement for larger companies operating in Australia.Reporting obligations relate to the steps taken to respond to the risk of modern slavery and supply chains of the reporting entity and its controlled entities.
At the lunch the Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award was presented to Caris Collard and Maureen Walkemeyer received to the 2018 President's Award for her service to NCWWA. Congratulations to both ladies. Very well done!
The Triennial conference for the NCWA was recently held on 17,18,19 October
2018 at the QT Hotel inCanberra.
The program was outstanding with speakers from the private sector, politicians from all parties
and industry specialists. The organising team is to be congratulated for their work in this regard.
A highlight was the MC, Genevive Jacobs, who kept the proceedings running smoothly,
strictly to time.
The attendance was an excellent representation from the national and state councils
The patron of NCWA Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove and His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove
attended the dinner evening where Lady Cosgrove presented the NCWA awards to inagural winners.
An exciting presence was the eighteen National Council of YOUNG Women from all over Australia.
Significant focus was placed on all areas of violence, sexual assault, gender inequality.,modern
slavery, superannuation and homelessness.
Twelve resolutons were approved for submission to the Federal Parliament.
Overall it was a most successful and meaningful conference providing much information
and substance for all NCW councils to consider.