With roots that reach back to 1927 and the Women’s Advisory Council, Women’s Council works tirelessly to support regional women and encourage them to pursue their political ambitions.
As the only organisation dedicated to serving the needs of regional New South Wales, it is up to us to increase the number of bright and energetic women who serve as office bearers in our organisation and as Members of Parliament.
Women’s Council doesn’t only work for the interests of members; they have an important role in developing policy that benefits women across regional New South Wales.
Who is on Women’s Council?
The council is made up of two delegates from each state and federal electorate council as well as four delegates from the Young Nationals, all serving female members of Central Council and all current and former female Parliamentarians.
Chairman – Gill Burke
Vice Chairmen – Mackenna Powell & Kellie Sloane
Secretary – Sarah Heggaton
Treasurer – Merinda Hewat-Cameron
Executive: Lizzie Sarks, Katrina Carlon, Juliana McArthur, Kimberly Hone, Crystal Dwyer, Kristy Peterson
Women’s Council is charged with the role of developing policy in the interests of regional women. These policies are then taken to Annual General Conference each year where Women’s Council spearheads the argument for their adoption as the official NSW Nationals policy.
The influence of the Women’s Council in policy development ensures the NSW Nationals meet the wants and needs of rural and regional women.
As part of our dedication to get bright and energetic women from regional NSW involved in politics we like to shine a spotlight on the best regional women we know.
Click the button below to read about our latest regional hero.