Minister Marks Moment In Time For WA Women

Minister Marks Moment In Time For WA Women

Western Australia Minister for Women’s Interests Robyn McSweeney

Centenary Of International Women’s Day Celebrations Mark Historical Moment

Victor P Taffa

Women’s Interests Minister Robyn McSweeney today encouraged Western Australian women of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the achievements of their heroines and get involved in their local Centenary of International Women’s Day events.

“I strongly encourage women to get involved in their local events that have been supported by the State Government and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime 100-year event.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“Today, I will be documenting my own ‘Moment in Time’ to mark the day, along with thousands of women across the State. ” Mrs. McSweeney said.

The Minister said the start of International Women’s Day celebrations began with the induction of 100 Western Australian women into the inaugural Hall of Fame in Perth on Monday night.

“The establishment of the Hall of Fame is a small way of recognising the extraordinary and often unsung contributions women have made and continue to make to shape our State and their local communities.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“This week, I will also be encouraging women to register their interest to participate on State Government boards and committees, using the new online Interested Persons Register.”

“Currently, women have a 37 % representation on State Government boards and committees, which is the highest it has ever been.  Efforts are being made across WA Government agencies to increase this number.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“The development of the new online Interested Persons Register signals this Government’s support for women to continue making invaluable contributions by being part of a board or committee.”

“I strongly encourage women wanting to represent their communities’ interests and who want to be part of Government decision making and policy development, to register their interest.” Mrs. McSweeney said.