Ladies virtual meet | Landholders Driving Change

It was a virtual event, but successful nonetheless.

Inaugural women’s event a wholly virtual success

Rising to the challenge of Covid-19, LDC’s first women’s networking event turned into a virtual event. Seventeen women joined the online conference that featured three key speakers.

The forum – hopefully, the first of many – was a unique opportunity for women to directly connect to discuss the diverse and complex experiences and challenges that women face in the regions. 

It also provided a platform to acknowledge women whose hard work, on and off the farm, significantly contributes to the development and success of their communities. 

The event was aimed at developing an ongoing platform for rural women in the Bowen and Collinsville areas that addresses relevant topics of interests and issues, education and training.

There were three informative guest speakers:

Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin

President of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN)

Topics covered:

  • A history of the QRRRWN.
  • The ways QRRRWN connect people in rural, regional and remote areas.
  • New initiatives, including online meetings for the North region.
  • Membership and member directory so you can find one another.
  • Facebook page.
  • Education program with regular free webinars for members.

Elissa Davis

Elissa Davis

Bowen-based Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Biosecurity Officer

Topics covered:

  • Overview of a biosecurity officer’s role and responsibilities.
  • The ways a biosecurity officers can assist producers.
  • Helping landholders with disease preparedness, for example, Swine Fever.
  • Landholder requirements under the Biosecurity Act.
  • NLIS Compliance. 
  • Animal welfare issues.

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

PVW Partners Senior Manager

Topics covered:

Small business tax concessions including:

  • Immediate write off of assets.
  • General pooling of assets.
  • Change to company tax rates.
  • Specific agri immediate write off of assets – water, fodder storage, and fencing.
  • Farm management deposits.
  • Forced sales.
  • Covid19 assistance measures including:
    • Jobkeeper.
    • Cashboost.
    • ATO deferral opportunities.
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