Australian politics, particularly in regional and rural areas, has always been dominated by men.Â However, this is slowly changing, and the upcoming elections in Toowoomba are seeing a cohort of strong local women put themselves forward as candidates.
On the evening of the 28thÂ of June from 6:30pm, these women will come together as part of a Q&A style forum at USQ Artworx, to reflect and comment on the issues most affecting our people and our area.
The forum, entitled â€˜An Evening with Women in Leadershipâ€™, will host a panel consisting of Antonia van Geuns (Greens candidate for Groom), Josie Townsend (NXT candidate for Groom), Bronwyn Herbertson (Labor candidate for Groom) and Di Thorley (independent candidate for the Toowoomba South by election).
The forum will be chaired by Associate Professor Pauline Collins from USQâ€™s School of Law and Justice. The event is free and open to the public.
The Greens Toowoomba Rural, Regional and Remote Branch