Members Statement: Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (09:55:52): Recently I had the pleasure of attending the induction of 21 remarkable women to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, including my friend and Craigieburn-based community leader, Casey Nunn. Casey is a dedicated volunteer, from her work with the Craigieburn community emergency response team (CERT) to the 3064 Salvation Army Advisory Board. Casey, at 35, has volunteered with Ambulance Victoria for over 17 years, the CFA for 11 years and is an honorary member of the Craigieburn SES. Previously Casey has received an Emergency Services Foundation Scholarship, has been awarded the Ambulance Service Medal for her extensive role with CERT and has a national emergency service bushfires 2007 clasp for providing emergency relief during the Black Saturday bushfires. It was terrific to once again see her hard work acknowledged. It was also fitting that the Minister for Women announced the 2019 honour roll inductees on International Women’s Day, a day when we celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. To that end I would also like to acknowledge some of the other terrific female leaders in my community: the unit controller of the Craigieburn SES, Nicole Ashworth; our local mayor, Cr Carly Moore; the team leader of Craigieburn CERT, Julie Eales; the Craigieburn fire brigade secretary, Dianne English; the Craigieburn Residents Association president, Debra Phippen; the Greenvale Residents Association president, Kathryn McKenzie; and Hume City Council citizen of the year, Val Price. We also have a number of terrific women leading at our local schools: Angelika Ireland, Jane Donaldson— (Time expired)