Councillor Joanne McRae, the only female councillor on Orange City Council, is an alumnus of Women for Election Australia. In this radio interview she speaks about the challenges she’s experienced and why she wants more women in council chambers across NSW.

It is crucial that we achieve equal representation in local government as it provides better policy decisions for our community and is often an entry point to state and federal parliament.

Women for Election is running 7 training workshops across NSW to INSPIRE and EQUIP women who want to stand in the NSW council elections in September.

Register for a workshop and understand more about local government and how you could play a role in making positive decisions for your community.


Date: Saturday 24 April

Venue: Lismore Council Chambers, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Date: Wednesday 28 April

Venue: Wentworth Point Community Centre, 10 Footbridge Blvrd, Wentworth Point

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Sydney CBD

Date: Thursday 29 April

Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney CBD

Time: 9 am – 3 pm



Date: Friday 30 April

Venue: Bathurst Council chambers, 158 Russell St, Bathurst

Time: 9 am – 3 pm


Date: Saturday 1 May

Venue: Dubbo Council chambers/Civic Administration Building, Corner Church & Darling streets, Dubbo

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Date: Friday 7 May

Venue: Workspace Goulburn, 56 Clinton Street, Goulburn

Time: 9 am – 3 pm


Date: Saturday 8 May

Venue: Robert Brown Room, Albury Council Chambers, 553 Kiewa Street, Albury

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

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This interview was originally published on the ABC RN Breakfast radio program.