About The NRWC
Who are we? What do we do?
The NRWC is a coalition of national rural and women’s organisations and two aboriginal women, which directs the Australian Government funded National Rural Women’s Alliance. This is a conduit for information between rural women and the Government on key policies affecting women.
The NRWC is now one of the ‘new’ alliances recently announced by the Federal Government. It will now expand its role to include individuals and women not aligned to organisations through the new National Rural women’s Network, a social networking system to be launched on October 2010.
The Alliance is funded by the Office for Women and joins five other Alliances representing business, young and older women to the Australian Government.
A key objective of the NRWC is to ensure better social and economic outcomes for women living in regional, remote and rural Australia. We seek input from women regularly in a wide variety of ways (meetings, personal contact, conferences, mail and email) to determine policy direction. The NRWC acts only on issues brought forward, and agreed on, by rural women. This occurs through member networks and regular consultation with rural women.
What does this really mean?
- A self-sustaining system that is open and accessible to a wide range of women.
- A collaborative voice for a diverse group of organisations and individuals.
- A real opportunity to raise issues and have influence on Federal Government policies and their social and economic effects.
We invite feedback, comments and suggestions from any women in rural, regional or remote Australia and invite their active participation in the new network.