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We’re at the Canberra Cares event, which is celebrating the launch of Carer’s Week 2015.

I’m actually delighted today because we’ve had a fantastic turnout at this event that we’ve put our heart and soul into. So good results for us. We’ve got about 300 people here at the moment and we haven’t even hit peak period.

The best things about Canberra are that we have a lot of community involvement, and a lot of community engagement, and that’s a really great thing about being a woman in this area.

I think being a woman means being who you want to be, being strong, being powerful, and supporting other men and women in their lives as well.

I was born and bred in Canberra so I’ve been here my whole life. I found a job that really makes me feel that I’m making a contribution and that’s why I have stayed.

The hardest thing about Canberra are the winters, but that’s not specific to women!

I think we do embrace a healthy lifestyle and I think that’s becoming more and more popular in Canberra, but the weather does inhibit us in many ways. It’s really hard to get out and about when it’s so cold for three to six months of the year.

My three favourite things in life are the Eurovision Song Contest, shoes and food.

My perfect day in Canberra would be a picnic with friends and family down by the lake enjoying the sunshine.

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