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Monday, 16 April 2018

Introduction to the new PSA/CPSU NSW Women’s Council Committee


Introduction to the new PSA CPSU NSW Women’s Council Committee – April 2018 (PDF version)

We are pleased to announce the results of the election of the new Women’s Council Committee (WCC). The first WCC meeting was held on 10 April 2018 at PSA House. At this meeting, a new Steering Committee (Executive) was elected.

New WCC Steering Committee members:

  • Chairwoman – Rachael Shaw
    FACS
  • Vice Chairwoman – Julie King
    Justice
  • The Honorary Secretary – Lee-Ann Stanford
    TfNSW
  • Assistant Secretary – Tanya Pople (Thompson)
    School Education

“Welcome to our newly elected Women’s Councillors. We walk in the footsteps of strong women and continue the legacy of making positive change during our elected term. I look forward to working with you all and am excited to achieve together!”Rachael Shaw, WCC Chairwoman.

The aim of the WCC is to watch the interests of our unions’ women members and to consider any questions which affect them.

WCC represents a range of workplace locations, including workplaces across the Sydney metropolitan, the large regional centres and regional NSW. Also encouraging diversity from a variety of cultural, ages and ethnicity, including women from male-dominated workplaces, as well as those with even gender balance workplace as well as those dominated by women.

All women members of the PSA and CPSU NSW are Women’s Councillors and therefore eligible to vote and nominate for WCC. The newly elected members to WCC consist of 20-24 members, with Executive and Central Council women members who are ex-officio to WCC. Those women are elected by financial women members, grouped into 10-12 electorates (dependant on membership numbers) with representation from not less than 350 members.

The newly elected WCC members are:

HIGHER EDUCATION ‑ Jin Cho, Sian O’Sullivan

FACS AND PRIVATISED ADHC ‑ Rachael Shaw, Pam Stein

SCHOOL EDUCATION ‑ Tanya Pople (Thompson), Vicki Buttita

FINANCE, SERVICES AND INNOVATION ‑ Keryn Barnett, Sherry Brown

INDUSTRY, SKILLS AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ‑ Caroline Rose

JUSTICE ‑ Sharon Watkins, Julie King

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ‑ Jodi Burns

PREMIER AND CABINET; TREASURY; EXTERNAL TO GOVERNMENT SECTOR; HEALTH ‑
Hannah Walker

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE ‑ Therese Moloney, Lee-Anne Stanford

ABORIGINAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ‑ Natasha Davies

See a full list of PSA and CPSU NSW Central Councillors HERE and HERE respectively.

The next WCC meeting will be held at PSA House, 160 Clarence Street, Sydney 2000 on 10 July 2018, commencing at 10am. Should you wish to attend WCC as an observer, you can do so by contacting women@psa.asn.au no later than 25 June 2018. WCC Meetings are held on the second Tuesday in February, April, July, September and December 2018.

The PSA/CPSU NSW Women’s Conference will be held in September. This year’s theme is in keeping with International Women’s Day #PressForProgress. Applications for Women’s Conference will be posted on our websites later in the year.

Introduction to the new PSA/CPSU NSW Women’s Council Committee