#341 - Reframing Politics With Ruth McGowan OAM


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On today's episode of The Daily Talk Show we're joined by Ruth McGowan OAM. Ruth has more than 25 years of experience working in state and local government delivering change as a community activist. As a Board member of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Ruth fosters and celebrates inclusivity and diversity. A passionate advocate for women, Ruth co-founded the Honour a Woman movement in 2017 to seek gender equality in the Australian honours, our national awards.

Ruth was also awarded an Order of Australia Medal for outstanding community leadership after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster.

We discuss:

  • Ruth's extraordinary contribution to society
  • The need for diversity in politics
  • The power of youth
  • Electoral campaign mistakes
  • Seeing actual change
  • Advice for young voters
  • The place for comedy in politics
  • Ruth's book, Get Elected
  • Ruth's election day plans

Ruth McGowan's website:

Buy Ruth McGowan's book, Get Elected:

About Bloody Time:

Here She Is, a directory of women or non-binary people achieving great things:

Honour A Woman: https://honourawoman.com

The ABC Voting Compass:

Political comedian Sammy J:

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