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Quentin Bryce Q&A for senior high school girls

Young women from secondary schools in Melbourne’s West have a unique opportunity to meet retired Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce.

The Young Women and Leadership Q&A will be held on Thursday 10 September at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at VU’s College of Law and Justice in Queens Street as part of a lecture series honouring past and current Governors-General.

Students must qualify to attend by writing a 150-word essay that identifies issues they would advocate if they were Governor-General for a week, and drafting a question to ask Ms Bryce.

Former Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, an adjunct professor and Chair of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre said the event reflects Ms Bryce’s great commitment to improving the lives of young women in Australia.

"VU is delighted to be hosting this unusual opportunity for girls in the west to meet one of Australia's most interesting public figures,” Ms Roxon said.

“Quentin Bryce has broken through many of the barriers for women leaders and brings her unique perspective to this interactive discussion. I am sure it will be inspirational for young women starting to think about their future place in the world.”

Registrations are open only to students whose schools have been notified. Student have until 21 August to apply. VU will notify successful participants by 31 August. Some will also be invited to join Ms Bryce for afternoon tea prior to the event.

In 2014, the series hosted former Governors-General Dr Peter Hollingworth and Major General Michael Jeffery.

The current Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, will be featured later this year.

Media comment: Nicola Roxon, Adjunct Professor, Chair, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

Victoria University: 0417 315 590; roxon.nicola@gmail.com

Media enquiries: Carmel Shute: 0412 569 356; carmel.shute@vu.edu.au



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