Congratulations to OAM recipient Sheila Byard

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At the Parliament of Victoria on 29 February 2016, Sheila Byard seen here with L-R, The Hon Bruce Atkinson MLC, President of the Legislative Assembly, Cr Helen Harris OAM ,  Cr Coral Ross, President of ALGWA and Judy Maddigan, former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Young NCWVic members congratulate Sheila Byard, President, National Council of Women Victoria (NCWVic), who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to women in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honors List. The right for women to vote and stand for public office is something she believes is of utmost importance. Sheila was interviewed by Linh Ly of the Moonee Valley Leader and said “I am very keen that we recall the struggle women had to obtain the right to vote and the right to stand,” Sheila said. She takes action of what she said. She has spent many years completing policy research and making submissions to parliamentary inquiries. It is a concern that so few women were serving on local councils and in parliament. So the 2016 ‘My Vote, My Voice’ Parliament event is designed to encourage students to look at the disparity between the numbers of men and women involved in the community engagement, particularly in  local government, past, present and future.

Article resources from:

Melbourne Leader – OAM RECIPIENTS – Leader Community ePaper

leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?issue...

… East Melbourne Group. SHEILA BYARD (Kensington) — for service to women, including presidency of National… … OAM RECIPIENTS.

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