It was such an inspiring afternoon yesterday to be at the WA Australian on the Year awards ceremony. The finalists, and ultimately winners, were such passionate, courageous people that encapsulate what it means to be Australian by dedicating their energy and time to championing their cause.
However, one image stood out to me. When they called the winner of the Australian of the Year WA it was clearly an overwhelmingly exciting time for Anne Carey. As she arrived at the stage to accept her well deserved award, I loved the image of seeing her alongside our previous WA Australian of the Year, Lyn Beazley, and Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO. That’s right, three women on stage together, each there for their contribution to society in different ways.
It’s a great achievement to see such capable women, especially on the week that our first female jockey won the Melbourne Cup too. What a week!