Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year

Nominee

2019 NSW Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Barbara Baikie

State: New South Wales

An advocate for women's issues, Barbara Baikie is concerned about domestic violence, gender equality, and homelessness of older women. In 2017, she founded the National Council of Young Women of Australia, and – as president of the National Council of Women of Australia - spoke at the United Nations in 2018.

An advocate for women's issues for many years, Barbara Baikie is concerned about domestic violence, gender equality in positions of leadership, and the growing problem of homelessness of older women.

As president of the National Council of Women of Australia, in 2018 Barbara was invited to speak at the 70th meeting of the United Nations Committee for ending all forms of Discrimination Against Women.

With an amazing ability to connect with young people, Barbara sought to inspire a new generation of Australian women. In 2017, she founded the National Council of Young Women of Australia, and proudly introduced the inaugural team to former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Barbara served as a member and past president of Hall Rotary Club, ran the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Program for three years, and is a past president of the Canberra Chamber of Women in Business. Barbara is currently undertaking her PhD on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse.

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