Community Issues

Community Issues

WAB considers issues such as health, education, women, young rural people, awards and boards and committees that impact rural people. It develops, coordinates and promotes seminars, schools and TAFE courses on topics including farm book-keeping, computing, farm chemical awareness, availability and access for country people to Centrelink services and caring for the environment. Health issues have included breast and cervical cancer screening, heart disease, diabetes, rural suicide and female genital mutilation.

WAB members and branches support their local schools and kindergartens, and help to equip local hospitals, sporting facilities and district amenities.

WAB brings many issues of vital importance to country people to the attention of relevant government Ministers, Politicians and key community members for action.

WAB offers women of all generations, information, assistance in business, education, friendship and other activities depending on their needs.