Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, will officially open the 25th Annual Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) Conference in Kingaroy tomorrow.
Mrs Frecklington said it is wonderful to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of QRRRWN here in Kingaroy.
“The Inland Burnett is the birthplace of QRRRWN. It is the heartland of the Network, with their oldest branch, the Barambah Branch, here in the South Burnett, so it really fitting for Kingaroy to be hosting this year’s Conference,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“There will be more than 120 women from all over Queensland converging on Kingaroy during the Conference and I’d like to welcome them all to our patch for the next few days.
“I’d especially like to welcome the women who’ve travelled from the western parts of Queensland, like Charleville and Longreach. It can be so hard to get away from the farm, especially when properties are experiencing drought, so I welcome them here for a few days to take some time out from the constant dry and soak up the friendship and support on offer.
“This year’s Conference also features a ‘Youth Stream’ for young women. I’m looking forward to hosting a special ‘Youth Forum’ on Friday afternoon with Cr Kathy Duff and our Nanango Youth Parliament, Belinda Spencer of Maidenwell.*
“We’ll be debating issues important to young women, as well as discussing the processes of State Parliament and how to influence change.
“The QRRRWN Conference is always a terrific event and I’m sure the Kingaroy Conference will exceed all expectations,” Deb said.