Highlights of ACLW

Political Support for ACLW (2000 – )

These are the Australian federal and state politicians who have actively supported the work of ACLW. They include members of many different political parties.

  • The Hon Gareth Ward MP 
  • The Hon Pru Goward MP
  • The Hon Shelley Hancock MP 
  • The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
  • The Hon Catherine Cusack MLC
  • The Hon Sue Ellery MP
  • The Hon Jennifer Rankine MP
  • The Hon Maxine Morand MP
  • The Hon Maxine McKew MP
  • The Hon Karen Struthers MP
  • The Hon Victor Dominello MP 
  • The Hon Gail Gago MLC
  • The Hon Joy Burch MLA
  • The Hon Sharon Bird MP  
  • The Hon Jodeen Carney MLA
  • The Hon Katy Gallagher MLA
  • The Hon Desley Boyle MP
  • The Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence MP
  • The Hon Sandra Nori MP
  • The Hon Verity Firth MP
  • Senator the Hon Claire Moore
  • Senator the Hon Natasha Stott Despoja

Ambassadors of ACLW

These are the honoured ambassadors of the work of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women. Find biography information here.

  • Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, FAA, FRS
  • Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD, FACE, FAIM, FAICD, AIE Director of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development Studies at the Kigali Institute of Education Rwanda
  • Sue Conde, AM, Former President, Unifem Australia
  • Lorraine Denny, Manager, Professional & Organisational Development Services, University of Wollongong
  • Madam Nazhat Shameem, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Fiji and a Barrister of the Inner Temple London
  • Tracy Howe, CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)Tracy Howe, CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)
  • Sue Salthouse, leading advocate for people with disabilities, ACT 2014 Senior Woman of the Year and 2015 ACT Citizen of the Year 
  • Katy McDonald, Director of People & Culture at the Sydney Opera House
  • Jennifer Wittwer, CSM FAHRI Technical Expert, Women, Peace and Security. Women, Peace and Security Section (Arab States). UN Women, New York
  • The Hon Gareth Ward MP
  • Christine Langford

Former Patrons of ACLW

  • Patron in Chief (from 2010 – 2014):
    Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, former Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Dr Jocelynne Scutt, Barrister and Human Rights lawyer and Fmr High Court Judge of Fiji
  • Somaly Mam, Human Rights Activist helping others escape a life of sexual servitude
  • Dame Carol Kidu DBE MP

Winners of ACLW Awards Program (2006 – )

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