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International Women’s Day Luncheon


Burnie City Council warmly welcome you to attend the 2020 International Women’s Day Luncheon

MC: Deputy Mayor Giovanna Simpson

Guest Speaker: Ginna Webster, Secretary of the Department of Justice (Tas)

Ginna has returned to the Department of Justice to serve as Secretary, following changes announced by the Tasmanian Government in late August 2019. The Department of Justice contributes to a just and safe society by providing systems and services for the promotion and maintenance of rights and responsibilities and the resolution of disputes, for the benefit of the Tasmanian community.

Ginna was the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Communities Tasmania, which commenced on 1 July 2018. Prior to this role Ginna was Deputy Secretary – Children and Youth Services in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Before her move to the Department of Health and Human Services, Ginna spent 15 years in the Tasmanian Department of Justice, in a wide variety of roles including Deputy Secretary – Administration of Justice and Director, Community Corrections. From 1984 – 2002 Ginna worked for the Australian Customs Service in Hobart, Darwin, Sydney and Canberra. She worked for many years as a Detector Dog Handler before being appointed Inspector of the NSW Dog Unit, the largest unit in Australia.

Ginna is passionate about leadership, particularly in the public sector.  She is an Executive Fellow of the Australian New Zealand School of Government; graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program and Alumni of the ‘Cranlana’ Colloquium.

Ginna is the Jane Franklin Hall Council, the Tasmanian representative for the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Alumni Council and a member of the Pinnacle Foundation Tasmanian Regional Committee.

Ticket price (except child)  includes a $5.00 donation to Warrawee Women’s Shelter.

Please report dietary requirements to 6430 5850 or email

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International Women’s Day Luncheon

Burnie Arts and Function Centre
77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

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