Today is International Womens Day. Over the past week, we have brought to you some of the stories of the incredible women who have been a part of our foundation and ongoing success.
The last of the #WoAP series today is Brenda Jack Son. Secretary of the WA Progressives
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Tomorrow (Sunday March 8 ) is International Women's Day.
To honour and celebrate the women who have been part of our foundation and ongoing success, we created this series.
Meet Candy Law - Life Member, Inaugural Commuications Director, former National Executive member.
“Every major problem of our society has its roots in what we’ve been taught in early childhood.”
I was brought up to believe that I could achieve anything I wanted to, as long as I worked hard enough at my education, behaved myself with human decency and used my talents well. That self-belief has stayed with me and I feel driven to contribute to our society in any way I can.
Being well-parented when I was very young – being given books more than toys by my mother, who read aloud to me every night when I was small and always encouraged my creativity and individuality; being encouraged to play outdoors and to practise the piano by my father, who told me true stories of his life at night and spent that important time with me – this has been my greatest privilege, allowing me to overcome the disadvantages of being born into a relatively impoverished lower middle class demographic. We almost never went out for entertainment, and certainly never ate out. My mother made all my clothes. The local children’s library was a saving grace for my brother and me, because our appetite for books was voracious. It took me many years to realise that when cheese on toast was presented as a ‘treat’ for dinner, as happened quite often, it may well have been because there was nothing else left in the house.
Most children are not so lucky, and all children deserve to have what I had. As a policy writer for AP I’ve tried to stress the importance of listening to and enacting peer-reviewed educational and social research, right from early childhood, in our education policies.”
Sunday March 8 is International Womens Day.
In the lead up, we are introducing you to a series, WoAP, sharing the stories of women who have been a part of our growth and success as a party.
Bethany Williams is an ACT Steering Committee member and candidate nominee.
Sunday March 8 is International Women's Day.
In the lead up, we will introduce you to a series WoAP, sharing the stories of women who have been a part of our growth and success as a party.
Nicolle Burt is our National Policy Director
The Australian Progressives have completed a submission to the office of the Attorney General, the Hon. Christian Porter in reference to the Religious Discrimination Bill.
The submission details our specific opposition to parts of the bill and recommendations to the Attorney General in relation to amendments we wish to see.
A copy of our submission is available here to download and read.
Ahead of the first caucuses in Iowa, the Australian Progressives national executive have honoured life member Vinay Orekondy by announcing our endorsement of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic nomination.Read more