The Role of Women
Women can choose to participate in The Nationals at any level they wish to. It may be as a candidate who goes on to become a Member of Parliament, like Deputy State Leader, Steph Ryan, Emma Kealy, Melina Bath or Senator Bridget McKenzie.
It may be at a branch level, or on the Board of Management like current Vice President, Sheridan Bond and Board Member, Meree Bath.
It could be in a leadership role, like Australia’s first female President of any political party, Shirley McKerrow, OAM, or former State Director, Jenny Hammett and Sally Branson.
The Nationals encourage women to bring their skills, their voice and their energy forward to engage in the democratic process that ensures our freedom and contributes to our future.