Winner of 2019 Scholarship Announced
Congratulations Georgia Goldsworthy - recipient of the 2019 Bridget Whelan Scholarship!
15 October 2019
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Bridget Whelan Scholarship is Georgia Goldsworthy, formerly an adviser to The Hon. Senator Penny Wong and currently an adviser and member of the Parliament team in the office of the Leader of the Opposition.
The judging panel for the scholarship included The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, President of the ERN Annie O’Rourke and member of the ERN Executive Kirsten Mulley. The $10,000 scholarship will go towards professional development training and travel, as well as transferring knowledge to the rest of the ERN members and current ALP staffers.
It was only slightly awkward that the Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP had to present the award to one of this own staff members (!!) but both coped with grace and Georgia gave a wonderful acceptance speech (see extract below).
We were also very pleased that Rachael Durrant, winner of the 2018 scholarship, was able to present some of the findings from her 2018 study tour in the US and will be providing a written report for members to read in the near future.
Thanks to Bridget’s brother and nephew for attending, along with the many Members and Senators, Canberra-based staffers, who attended this event and all those who continue to support the ERN and the Scholarship through donations (if you haven’t managed to make a donation yet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the details - every dollar counts!)
Georgia Goldsworthy and The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Opposition