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Karess heads to Sydney for politics forum

An 18-year-old woman from Paraburdoo has been selected as a WA representative to attend a forum on women in politics in Sydney through the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians program.

Karess Dias will attend the forum on November 24 and 25 where she will be able to attend workshops on how to get involved in politics, presentations by senior female politicians about their career and the challenges they’ve faced.

CWP’s latest effort to engage young women will allow 10 women aged between 18 and 25 to attend the forum.

Member for Durack Melissa Price said the CWP program enabled young women to reach their career potentials within the political sphere and the program, which dedicates itself to advocating more women to enter into politics, should be congratulated.

She congratulated Ms Dias on her selection and said she had an exciting weekend ahead of her.

“Karess will join her representative colleagues from around Australia, and one young woman from Norfolk Island, for a range of work-shops and activities at the end of this month,” she said.

Ms Dias, who is studying a double degree in law and behavioural studies at Notre Dame University, said she applied to attend the forum while she was writing an essay about the gap in wages between men and women in WA.

“I talked about an essay I was doing at university about women’s employment rights in WA since federation, and I was looking at the legislation that was in place as well as what the statistics say,” she said.

“I talked about how in WA we have the highest pay gap across the country and women are receiving about 75 per cent of what males are receiving in terms of wages and that pay gap was only increasing in WA.”

Ms Dias said although politics was not her field of study and not something she had always imagined herself being a part of, she was interested in the system and its ability to make change.

She said she was leaving her options open in terms of her future and politics could be a part of it.

Ms Price said she looks forward to listening out for Ms Dias, as she continued to progress through the political sphere or in leadership roles.

Source: Pilbara News, Pilbara WA

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