Katy Gallagher has announced the winners of the ACT’s 2009 International Women’s Day Awards.
And the winners are:
- — Louise Taylor (Women’s Award)
— YWCA of Canberra (Community Awards)
— Betty Connelly (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Award)
— Barnardos Indigenous Supported Play Group/ Indigenous Women’s Network (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Award)
The citation for Louise Taylor went like this:
- Louise Taylor has worked primarily as a criminal lawyer in the ACT. During a significant portion of her seven years with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions she performed the role of specialist family violence prosecutor. Ms Taylor currently works for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions as a principal legal officer. She is a long time member of the Management Committee of the ACT Women’s Legal Centre, the Deputy Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Women and is also on the editorial board of The Indigenous Law Bulletin. Ms Taylor has a strong interest in access to justice for women, particularly for Indigenous and other marginalised women.