Blog: ACT election

Advocating for a better Canberra, for all
1 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, YWCA Canberra has been focusing our advocacy efforts on ensuring that gender equality and social inclusion have been prioritized in the lead up to the ACT election. In March, we launched our election advocacy platform, Every woman, every child, every day, calling on the incoming ACT government to take action […]

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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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Meet a Candidate – Meegan Fitzharris
27 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Member for Molonglo. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a mum of three curious and very individual young […]

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Meet a Candidate – Indra Esguerra
22 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Indra Esguerra, Greens Candidate for Ginninderra. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Canberra, and have watched as we […]

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Meet the Candidates: an evening of discussion and debate
16 September 2016

On the evening of Thursday 9 September, members of the ACT community came together at YWCA House for a unique opportunity to meet the candidates. More than 40 YWCA Canberra members and friends spent the evening chatting to 20 of the women standing for election to the ACT Legislative Assembly. With representatives from the Canberra […]

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Meet a Candidate: Elizabeth Lee
14 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Elizabeth Lee, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong. Tell us a bit about yourself I am a law lecturer at ANU and UC, having […]

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Meet a Candidate: Tara Cheyne
7 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Tara Cheyne, Labor Candidate for Ginninderra.  Tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in Queensland. I had lived in […]

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Meet a Candidate – Nicole Lawder
31 August 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Nicole Lawder MLA, Member for Brindabella. Tell us a bit about yourself? I have lived in various suburbs of Tuggeranong ever since […]

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Meet a Candidate: Suzanne Orr
24 August 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Suzanne Orr, Labor Candidate for Yerrabi.  Tell us a bit about yourself? I am an urban planner, and I’ve previously worked […]

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Meet a Candidate: Caroline Le Couteur
16 August 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Caroline Le Couteur, Greens Candidate for Murrumbidgee. Tell us a bit about yourself? I came to Canberra as a four-year-old. My […]

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