A message from Tanya Cameron OAM | National President | Country Women's Association of Australia
If there is one thing to be garnered from our collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that where there is a will, there is a way.
We have learnt that we can work from just about anywhere, that meetings do not have to be held face-to-face in city high-rises, that manufacturing in Australia is resilient and adaptable and that life at a slower pace is actually enjoyable. We have discovered that telehealth, whilst not a complete panacea, has huge potential, that we have the capacity to innovate and change what we previously thought immoveable and that we should never take anything for granted.
Many have discovered a desire to escape urban living and experience what those of us, who have spent all or part of our lives in rural, regional and remote Australia, relish.
The openness of the people as well as the physical surroundings; the spirit and friendship of small communities and the resilience that is fostered by knowing everyone is unintentionally looking out for each other; not to mention the proximity of a workplace or the rich and colourful sunsets and the perfect peace that is the dawn of a new day. As I write I am finding too many reasons to list in a few words.
Make the change - because you can!
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