Australia – A Letter

Just before we left Australia in 1994, I received a phone call which rather blew me away. It was followed a week later by a confirmatory fax, which was an invitation to add my name to a “Register” of influential women, which would be created by the Prime Ministers Department, and circulated round business leaders, government departments etc, as part of the (then) Prime Ministers push for equal representation in government, statutory and regulatory bodies and within business.

The ironic thing was that earlier the day the initial phone call came, the creation of the “Prime Ministers Womans Register” had been a lead story on the Television Network News, and I’d jeered, saying “Oh yes, I can see it now, the same old biddies they usually wheel out will be on this list…… how on earth will that change anything…”

I joke about most things because it’s my way of handling life, but I do take some things very seriously, and have to admit that this letter was probably one of the greatest endorsements of my Marketing, PR and work skills that I could have received.

Australia - A letter.

Linda Dupret

About Linda Dupret

The Why's and Wherefores Hi and thank you for looking at my weblog. I'm Belinda, Linda (whatever you like best) DuPret. Grandmother, Mother, ex-TV Journalist. My husband is a painter, my daughter a magician, my son an airline pilot and my grandchildren are wonderful. On top of that, both my children have great partners, which adds to life's bounty. I've lived and worked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the SW of France. Been a DJ, a rock band promoter, a Soul Band manager; a receptionist, secretary, TV journalist and PR Manager for one of the worlds largest generic products. Now I'm plonk in the middle of my sixties and writing poetry - hopefully with an enjoyable, sometimes wry twist to it. I've always written poems, but now it's not what I'd like to do - it's what I DO! I try to write at least one poem a week, and hope you enjoy some of them. Thank you for looking!
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