Victorian Honour Roll of Women Recipients (20.03.2013)

Written on the 26 March 2013

Ms CROZIER (Southern Metropolitan) -- Last Wednesday evening I was pleased to be in attendance with the Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, and other parliamentary colleagues -- fellow Southern Metropolitan Region member Andrea Coote; former Minister for Women's Affairs Mary Wooldridge; current Minister for Women's Affairs Heidi Victoria; the member for South Barwon in the Assembly, Andrew Katos; the member for Mitcham in the Assembly, Dee Ryall; and a member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos -- at the 2013 Victorian Honour Roll of Women event at Parliament House.


Twenty women who have contributed in various areas of expertise and leadership were recognised on that very significant evening. They came from a range of backgrounds, including health, science, justice, community services, arts, media, aged care, disability and social justice. I would like to mention a number who came from Southern Metropolitan Region. Ms Betty Amsden is an avid volunteer and philanthropist. Professor Edwina Cornish, whom I know extremely well, has provided inspirational leadership first as a pioneer in the biotechnology industry and subsequently as a transformational leader at Monash University, and I would like to personally congratulate her. Dr Catherine Crock has been a pioneer in the development and implementation of patient-centred care. Professor Helen Herrman is a leader in the fields of psychiatry, public health and community mental health service reform. Dr Yvonne Ho was the first woman of Asian heritage in Australia to be dually qualified as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist; and Susan Sawyer is the inaugural chair of adolescent health in the department of paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. These are all extraordinary women who are doing great work in their respective fields, and I would like to congratulate them all.

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