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2019 National Conference

The 2019 ALWGA National Conference is being hosted by Blacktown City Council. The conference will run from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May at the Novotel, West HQ, Rooty Hill.

We are excited to present a line-up of high quality, engaging speakers and unique social opportunities, where delegates can network with likeminded persons from all avenues of local government.

The conference theme 'Celebrating 100 Years of Women' will focus on how far women in local government have come in the last 100 years.


• Jessica Rowe AM- Master of Ceremonies

• Libby Lyons- Director, Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency

• Deborah Thomas- former Councillor and Editor in Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly

• Victoria Weekes- Australian Gender Quality Council

• Kate Jenkins- Sex Discrimination Commissioner

• Glennys James- Assistant General Manager and Director Planning and Development

Please click here to see the full updated programme, which now includes a speaker from the Gambling Reform Alliance.

Registrations can be done here: https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/algwaconference