A bit about the Australian Rural Leadership Program

A bit about the Australian Rural Leadership Program

After eighteen months with the Australian Rural Leadership Program, my cohort graduated last night in Perth. We started strong last May, roughing it in northern Western Australia and since then, we've travelled across the country and to Indonesia, spending time with politicians, industry leaders, local government leaders, primary industry, secondary industry and tertiary institutions.

Young people could be a decisive force this election

Young people could be a decisive force this election

There are 98,000 registered electors here in Indi, and at the last election, the result came down to a difference of 439 votes. It's set to be another nail-biter in a few months’ time. One in four young people eligible to vote are not enrolled; imagine the difference they could make to our election outcome. 

More on social change...

More on social change...

I recently caught up with PR whiz Fishbowl Public Relations Birgit Schonafinger, business consultant Sue Gold and Beechworth hero Joan Sims at one of the latest NorthEast Professional Women's Lunches. It didn't take long for the four of us to get talking about the upcoming Social Change 101 program.

Leaders connect in community

Leaders connect in community

Often, everybody knows everybody else in rural communities. It's closer to three degrees of separation in northeast Victoria, six and you'd cover most of the State. Not good when you mess up, but it makes it easy if you're looking to host a lunch for local graduates of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.