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Guest speakers announced

Guests speakers for tomorrow's Australia Day ceremonies across the region have been announced by Loddon Shire this morning.


They are:


  • Mr Trevor Carroll (Boort and Pyramid Hill celebrations). Mr Carroll is the Chief

  • Executive Officer of Disability Justice Advocacy, where he works with people with

  • multiple disabilities who use mobility aids, or who cannot read or write, to protect their

  • human rights.

  •  Ms Sally Tucker (Bridgewater and Inglewood celebrations). Ms Tucker is a Sports

  • Industry Expert and is a current board member of the Stawell Gift. She is actively

  • involved in junior football and consults to a number of privately run businesses across

  • Australia on their sales and marketing strategies.

  •  Dr Nouria Saheli AM (Eddington, Newbridge and Tarnagulla celebrations). Dr Saheli

  • is founder of the Afghan Australian Development Association and has spent many

  • years as a passionate advocate for women’s rights and provision of education in

  • Afghanistan.

  •  Professor Greg Sassella (Serpentine and Wedderburn). Professor Sassella (pictured) is former

  • Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria, and served as a paramedic for many years prior to becoming an intensive care flight paramedic.

Celebrations will be at:

  • Boort – Nolen’s Park, food trucks and activities from 11am

  •  Bridgewater – Sloan’s Park, barbecue breakfast from 8am

  •  Eddington Community Centre, barbecue breakfast from 8am

  •  Inglewood Swimming Pool, sausage sizzle from 11am

  •  Newbridge Hall, sausage sizzle from 11.15am

  •  Pyramid Hill Memorial Hall, community dinner from 5pm

  •  Serpentine – TJ Rudkins Reserve, barbecue from 8.30am (BYO chairs)

  •  Tarnagulla – Soldiers Memorial Park, barbecue from 5pm

  •  Wedderburn – Soldiers Memorial Park, barbecue from 5pm



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