>Focus on Role of Women in Politics – Eastern Suburbs Reporter

Newspaper Eastern Suburbs Reporter Women in Politics book - 29 June 2010

>Ribbon Cut at new building in Kalgoorlie

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>Elizabeth RE – INDEPENDENT – Vote ONE

Elizabeth Re Independent

Elizabeth Re is a candidate for the seat of Churchlands after Elizabeth Constable retires and is a local well respected identity who has been proactive on local community issues over the past 20 years.

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>But Who’s Counting?

>”Women Yet to Make their Presence Felt in Top Layers of Local Government” says Re & Scaffidi

>Media Release | Ambassadors Announced for 2010

The National Steering Committee for the Year of Women in Local Government has announced 21 ambassadors for its 2010 celebrations.  Over the next 18 months these ambassadors will undertake the role of champions and role models for the advancement of women in Local Government and will each make a valuable contribution to the success of the Year of Women in Local Government 2010.

The ambassadors are:

In Western Australia
• Vicky Small – Manager Customer Service and Information Services – Shire of Augusta – Margaret River
• Kat Pinder– Community Development Officer – access and inclusion – City of Swan
• Councillor Elizabeth Re – City of Stirling
• Jonathan Throssell – CEO – Shire of Mundaring

In Queensland
• Sharon Solyma – Community Grants & Research officer – Gold Coast City Council
• Councillor Joyce Crombie – Diamantina Shire Council
• Michelle McFadyen – CEO – Longreach City Council

In New South Wales
• Neryl East – Manager Media and Communications – Shellharbour City Council
• Councillor Bruce Miller – President NSW Shire’s Association
• Dr Maree Smith – Laboratory Manager – Port Macquarie/Hastings Council
• Councillor Karen McKeown – Penrith City Council

In the Northern Territory
• Sandra Cannon – CEO – Victoria Daly Shire
• Ms Pam Robinson OAM – Manager Climate Change and Environment – Darwin City Council

In Tasmania
• Abyilene McGuire – Senior Environmental Health Officer – Kingborough Council

In Victoria
• Councillor Yvonne Jennings – Swan Hill Rural City Council
• Fiona Hodges – GM Community Wellbeing – Cardinia Shire
• Noelene Duff – CEO – City of Whitehorse

In South Australia
• Jane Fetherstonhaugh – Director of Finance and Community Services/ Dep. CEO – District Council of Grant
• Tanya Hook – Project officer – City of Tea tree Gully
• Councillor Angela Keneally – City of Charles Sturt
• Rebecca Thomas – General Manager City Services – City of Holdfast Bay.
Steering Committee Chairman, Mr. Ray Pincombe, said “The task before the selection panel was a very difficult one, with over 60 outstanding nominations received. These ambassadors provide a great representation of the varied roles and responsibilities that exist within local government. Each ambassador is committed to promoting the advancement of women within the sector, both in management and at the council level and they have great stories to tell about their own personal journeys in local government”.
The topic of women in local government and in particular women in management and leadership positions in local government has been around for a long time. All levels of government are acutely aware of the barriers facing women, yet nationally only a handful of councils are addressing the issue.   Currently women in senior management roles represent only 20% of the local government workforce; a representation that has not changed since 1996.  Only 5% of chief executives or general managers are women, and women represent less than 30% of all elected members.

For more information contact Roni Beauchamp on + 61 3 9682 9222 / 0448 810 660

>Re Featured in Women in Local Government E-Newsletter

Elizabeth Re attended the Princess in Petticoats & Pearls event organised by Women Can International Inc in celebration of International Women’s Day, held at Lily of the Valley Cafe in Henley Brook on 6 March 2010.  Read more below.

Article from the YoWiLG eNewsletter April 2010

>Elizabeth Re for City of Stirling Mayor position

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COMPETITION for the position of Stirling Mayor is heating up, with as many as six councillors likely to nominate for the top job following the October 17 council elections.

Mayor David Boothman and former mayor Terry Tyzack will again vie for the head position after little separated the pair in mayoral voting at the 2007 election.

John Italiano, Rod Willox and Elizabeth Re have also revealed they will put their hands up for the role.

A sixth possible candidate, Coastal Ward councillor Bill Stewart, said he had yet to decide if he would run.

Councillors will elect the mayor at a special council meeting on October 20.

Cr Boothman said while he was focusing on getting re-elected to remain a Balga Ward councillor, he was keen to resume the mayoralty for another two years.

“I would like to throw my hat in the ring to be considered for another term,” he said. “I’ve worked very hard to form strong relationships with both Federal and State Governments, and the cohesion between the City’s officers and councillors is at an all-time high.”

Cr Tyzack, who has served two stints as mayor in the past three decades, said he would look for support from fellow councillors.

“If I’m successful as a candidate, I will make the necessary contact with new and existing councillors and put my hand up for mayor.”

Cr Italiano was looking to spearhead a more proactive approach to City projects.

“I believe we have got different directions that we need to take, because I don’t think we are moving forward as we need to be.”

Cr Willox said his “significant experience” would be an asset, while Cr Re said her communication and networking skills would help her succeed if she were to be elected as the City’s second female mayor.

Stirling differs from a number of local councils, using a system where the mayor is chosen by councillors and not ratepayers.

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>Re Receives High Honour – Stirling Times Newspaper

STIRLING councillor Elizabeth Re says she was surprised and honored at being named an ambassador for the Year of Women in Local Government.

Cr Re was one of 21 people nationwide, including four West Australians, to be recognized as an official role model for next years celebrations.

The Woodlands resident was the only WA councillor chosen for the role.

Cr Re said she had not expected her hard work as a City of Stirling representative to be recognized on a national level.

“I was quite surprised, because people from all over Australia have been nominating, including both male and female Councilors and officers who are trying to promote the role of women in the workplace and the community”, she said.

“It was definitely a bit of a shock to be considered at that level.  To find out I was the only councillor from WA to be named as an ambassador was just amazing.”

The Doubleview ward councillor has had a long involvement in local politics, including becoming the first female principle health and building surveyor in WA local government.

She was the eighth female councillor to be elected to the City of Stirling, and one of the first women to be included on the RAC board in WA.

“I like to think I have been an advocate of giving women a fair go and highlighting the challenges and capabilities of women in the workplace”, she said.

Cr Re, who has been a Stirling councillor since 2005 and was this month re-elected for another term, said she would use her role as ambassador to promote the positive role of local government for women.

STIRLING TIMES NEWS PAPER   Western Australia 27 October 30, 2009