Senator Judith Troeth who announced her retirement Wednesday 14 January 2008 in her Melbourne office . Picture by Craig Abraham The Age
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HEYWOOD’S Judith Troeth and Warrnambool’s Shirley Harlock have been recognised with an elite class of inductees into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

A former Liberal senator for Victoria, Ms Troeth has been a vocal advocate for regional and rural Victoria, while Mrs Harlock has been influential in the Australian dairy industry.

Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine congratulated the women after their induction at a ceremony at Parliament House on Tuesday night, ahead of International Women’s Day yesterday.

“Judith has been an outstanding role model for women in the fields of health, leadership, agriculture and education,” Dr Napthine said.

“Shirley has led development in dairy research and regulation, as well as taken leadership and representative roles advocating the importance of women’s participation in decision making in all aspects of public life.” Dr Napthine said the honour roll provided ongoing recognition of the role of women and their success in making a difference for women and the broader community.

“These new inductees are joining a select group and placement on the honour roll ensures their contributions are recorded and made available to inspire future generations.

“Having two prominent women from south-west Victoria selected to be placed on the honour roll is a real feather in the cap for our region,” Dr Napthine said.

“The community responded strongly to the government’s call for nominations and the 20 women inducted on to the honour roll for this year represent a good cross-section of geographical areas and fields of activity.”

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