Branches

Branch Executives

President

MRS SUSAN KEAN
45 GORDON STREET
SWANSEA
TAS 7190
T: 03 6258 7561
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Secretary

MS LEANNE DANN
120 MARIA STREET
SWANSEA
TAS 7190
T: 03 6257 8431
M: 0417 128 048
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Treasurer

MRS MELISSA QUINN
5 TARLETON STREET
SWANSEA
TAS 7190
T: 08 6257 8628
M: 0478228383
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Welcome to the East Coast page.

 An extract from our East Coast member Cassie Melrose, on her first federal conference experience in Brisbane 2015.

Where do I begin? I have just had 3 days with some incredible chicks! Discovered that every time I complain about the hassles of living in Swansea I need to slap myself and think of the girls from the Kimberley or Western NSW area dealing with drought, motherhood, isolation and running a farm.

It makes me teary still, after listening to their stories of what frustrations they are dealing with. Having to up root their families to access education for their children that is taken for granted by the urban population. They would be ecstatic to have the education opportunities that we have in regional Tasmania.

The framework of the conference was very well set out over the 2 days. In the conference we listened to federal council members speak on their portfolios, state council presidents speak of their States past year, guest speakers and in between all this listening, we voted on 120 odd motions presented by branches and state councils. It was during these motions that I learnt the most, often discussions were very factual but it was the emotion that moved me and I think it was important for federal councilors to heart these personal pleas to motivate them when they are approaching heads of government to go that extra mile.

In was long days in conference offering little chance to chat other than in short breaks. I am guessing about 160 delegates attended and I probably got around 10 new people other than the 7 Tassie girls.

I really enjoyed my first federal council conference and I am really looking forward to Perth in 2016.

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