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See the links page for interesting articles on women's issues and media comments regarding inequities in gender in the professional world and leadership.

The ACLW’s inaugural 2106 Diversity Award which aims to recognise and financially reward a woman who benefits from an initiative and the individual or organisation responsible for that initiative has attracted a stellar line- up of candidates with initiatives aimed at empowering:

  • women in a community or organisation in Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in a community or organisation in Australia
  • women with a Disability in a community or organisation in Australia
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women in a community or organisation in Australia
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Intersex, Queer (LBGTIQ) women in a community or organisation in Australia
  • women experiencing disadvantage in a community or organisation in Australia
  • older women in a community or organisation in Australia
  • rural, remote and regional women in a community or organisation in Australia
    The Award is approaching the second stage when a Short-List of Finalists will be released in August.

Winners in each category will be announced and awarded at the Diversity Dinner Award Ceremony on 14th September 2016 in Parliament House, Sydney. Tickets will soon be released.


The impressive Long-list of candidates can be viewed at  http://www.leadershipforwomen.com.au/recognition/aclw-s-diversity-award-long-list



NEW Revised Constitution

Gender on the Agenda - Evaluation

Article in Financial Review - ALGWA

Feature Article - Rebalancing gender in the workplace

Gender Income Distribution

Tracey Roberts appointed to the position of Deputy President of WALGA. 

Tracey Roberts was elected Mayor in 2011 having previously held the position of Deputy Mayor for two years from 2009 - 2011.  She has wide experience in local government and is an active member of the community and maintains a strong focus on economic development, lifestyle impact and choices for the City’s 187, 000 residents.

Tracey is intensely involved in the strategic leadership of the City, including planning, resource allocation and financial management of the City’s budget and assets.

Mayor Roberts maintains a very strong network of State and Federal politicians, working closely with all political parties and consistently advocating for the community.

Her philosophy and personal approach is one of teamwork and a will to reach consensus, no matter how diverse the opinions.  She provides leadership and guidance to the community and Council with that focus.

Mayor Roberts has qualifications in Business Management and in 2010 was one of the first recipients of a Local Government Scholarship.  In 2011, she was one of six people Australia wide to be awarded the Diploma of Local Government.  Tracey is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Justice of the Peace and she works closely with the local police in support of safer communities.

Mayor Roberts was elected in 2015 as the Deputy President of WALGA