Clare Valley businesswoman Nan Berrett represented the National Rural Women's Coalition Alumnae at a Round Table in Canberra last month on the theme of e-Safety for Rural Women and Families in May.
An initiative of the National Rural Women's Coalition, which provides a collaborative voice for women living in rural, remote and regional Australia, the two-day round table heard from representatives from the eSafety Commission, Wesnet, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, Diversity ACT, Equality Rights Alliance, COTA and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Alliance.
Mrs Berrett said the input from these organisations helped inform round table delegates who were able to prioritise areas within the theme of e-safety for women and their families living in regional, remote and rural areas of Australia and their communities.
"The National Rural Women's Coalition provides policy advice to the Australian Government on matters relevant to the views and circumstances of rural women and will use the action plan developed at the round table to help influence change as well as being able to engage with organisations and individuals working in the theme space," Mrs Berrett said.
Topics discussed at the round table included image-based abuse, technology facilitated abuse and cyber and phone crime as well as general e-safety awareness.