All members are eligible to participate in the Canberra Delegation (see details below).
If you wish to join the Canberra Delegation please complete the booking form.
Information about the planning process is available in the letter recently sent to members.
Canberra Delegation Outline
Every year, a delegation of AWiA members visit Canberra and meet with various politicians and key government staff/departments to:
Foster improved 2 way communication (we want to be seen as a resource).
Raise the profile of AWiA (last year 2 of our members were appointed on national boards/working groups as a direct result of our visits).
Establish and strengthen networks and relationships...as well as maintaining some of the long term relationships we have already established.
Raise issues that have been identified by our members.
Provide an educational experience for members.
The dates for this year's Canberra delegation are August 20 - 23rd.
There are limited places on the delegation, but we would like to ensure as many people as possible are able to take advantage of this opportunity.
The trip is self funded (ie you pay your own airfare and accommodation) and there is a $50 deposit to cover booking fees, etc.
Accommodation is arranged on a share basis and is usually $200-$300 depending on how many nights you stay.
Additionally, the delegation will be presenting a number of issues papers to the politicians, so if members have issues they would like raised, but not be able to attend in person, could you please advise me by email (I'll be out of the country for a couple of weeks) or contact Marion Rak or Elaine Paton.
Also, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself, Marion, Elaine or one of the AWiAg board members.
Marianne St Clair, Vice-President.
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