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Name change for rural network

A REVAMPED name for what was the Queensland Rural Women's Network has not altered the focus on issues affecting rural women.

Now called the more encompassing name of Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network the local branch is busy organizing another of the bi-annual Forum with the National Council of Women.

About a decade ago the local QRRRWN was the first group outside the capital city to host a NCW meeting.

This year's organiser Beryl Spencer said many of the ideas put forward at these forums have gone on to become reality and gone a long way to improving various aspects of rural life.

She said that this year's Forum to be held on July 26th will present a great opportunity for local women to participate in discussion on issues important to them.

"We plan on having table discussions and then points from that presented to the audience," Ms Spencer said.

"Those issues can then be further discussed to see if they should be taken further to government level."

Ms Spencer said that there was a huge untapped reservoir of skills and knowledge available that could be utilized to improve the social capital of communities.

The Forum is open to any woman either individually or as a group representative.

Inquiries 5484 1909.

Topics:  rural women

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