The eyes of the Commonwealth were on Albany today as the Queen's Baton journeys through Western Australia towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018. Southern Aboriginal Corporation staff were delighted to cheer on Member for Albany and former Olympian and Commonwealth runner, Peter Watson, who is just one of the many Batonbearers. The Queen's Baton began its journey at Buckingham Palace on 13 March 2017 and set off
Albany Pottery Club glazer Brett Barker, who won Overall Best Teapot at the 2016 Sydney Teapot Show, recently paid his respects to the Elders of this region by presenting a beautifully handcrafted teapot to SAC's Glen Colbung. Brett, who is originally from New South Wales, started working with clay after having been seriously injured in a workplace accident. His recovery was slow and he found working with clay to be very therapeutic with the situation in which he found himse
Today White Ribbon Australia’s Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Sunila Kotwal delivered a workshop to a men’s group and highlighted the role they can play alongside women to stop violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent. Through education, awareness raising, creative campaigns, preventative programs and partnerships, White Ribbon Australia provides the tools for men to stop violence against women in their community and beyond.
Thank you to White Ribbon Australia representatives, Sunila and Sharmane, for the presentation they made to the ladies group today. The three hour session dealt with topics such as understanding men’s violence against women, its impact and key drivers. The workshop gave tips to take steps to prevent this violence, manage disclosures and stand up and speak out. White Ribbon is committed to helping to drive change in attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence in many women’
142 Walks. 60 Countries. 1 Movement. This year, in celebration of International Women's Day, members of the Global Leadership Network will be leading 142 Global Mentoring Walks in over 60 countries. Albany and Geelong are representing Australia. From metropolitan Lagos and coastal Miami Beach, to the Fiji Islands and Rio de Janeiro, Mentoring Walk organisers have shaped a movement to empower the next generation of women leaders. The impact of the Vital Voices Global Mento