This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was ‘Pledge for Parity’. Our Gala Dinner included a Q & A titled ‘What Women Bring to the Table’. The Q & A panel was made up of the following women:
Patricia Margaret “Trish” Crossin - Trish Crossin was first elected to represent the Northern Territory in the Senate in 1998. She was the first woman elected to Federal Parliament in the Northern Territory where she served from June 1998 to September 2013.
Clare Majella Martin - In 2001 Clare Martin led the Labor Party to its first ever victory in the Northern Territory. Clare was Chief Minister for over six years, and during that time held a number of ministries.
Robyn Jane Lambley MLA-Robyn was elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly representing the division of Araluen for the Country Liberal Party in a 2010 by-election following the resignation of Jodeen Carney. Since leaving the Country Liberal Party in 2015, Robyn sits as an Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Jacinta Price - Jacinta Price is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman who has grown up in Alice Springs and currently holds a place on our local Alice Springs Town Council.
Local reporter Andrea Johnston facilitated the Q & A discussion.