Young women in rural, regional and remote South Australian communities can win a trip to Canberra by entering the Country to Canberra Essay Competition.
Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston today urged female students in Year 10 or 11 to enter the competition.
"Country to Canberra is an excellent program for young women from regional Australia who aspire to a future leadership role," Senator Ruston said.
"This year’s essay competition involves a 500-word essay on the following question: if you were Prime Minister for a day, what would you do to help achieve gender equality?
"Winners (one from each state as well as the Northern Territory) will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra including special private tours of Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial, and a program of meetings with Ministers and women in senior leadership roles.
"It’s a unique and challenging learning experience, and I’m confident there are many young women in regional South Australia who aspire to be leaders and would benefit from the program."
Young women who would like to learn more about Country to Canberra, and enter the competition, can visit http://countrytocanberra.com.au. Entries close 10.30pm (South Australian time) on Thursday 10 September 2015.