To coincide with International Women’s Day 2017, Banks Group hosted a luncheon in celebration of inspirational women and in support of ASRC (Asylum Resource Centre). ASRC is a not for profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. It is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and supporters.
Pointon Partners along with their invited guests and others had the pleasure of attending the function and proudly contributed to the $5,000 donation gifted to the ASRC. The crowd were treated to an informative and thought provoking speech by Maxine McKew who is best known for her respected career traversing journalism and politics. For many years she was the anchor of ABC’s prestigious 7.30 Report and Lateline. When she left journalism and made the switch to politics, she wrote herself into the Australian history books by defeating Prime Minister John Howard in the Sydney seat of Bennelong.
Maxine’s speech touched on many issues and noted that whilst Australian businesses have come some way to embracing gender equality in the workplace the statistics indicate that there is still quite some way to go.
Michael is a long term member of the Law Institute’s, Employment Law Committee and Amelita is a long term member of the Law Institute’s, Sexual Discrimination Law Committee.