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The First National Convention for Community-Minded Independents

A warm invitation to candidates planning to run as independents, community members keen to support a community leader to run, and others with a commitment to help Australian politics reach its potential.

An Australian first, this online convention will be a unique opportunity to network, share skills, knowledge and experience and learn more about how community independents can change Australia for the better.

Join us online from Friday evening to Sunday lunch on the last weekend of February 2021. Be inspired by those who've run campaigns including independent candidates, campaigners and community voices groups.

Sign up on our website and we'll email you when registrations open, along with ticket costs and our program details including workshops, speakers, and panelists.
I hope you'll join us next month. In the meantime, please share this invitation with your networks or see communityindependents.com.au.

Alana Johnson

Public Speaker

Alana Johnson is a renowned public speaker and facilitator of conversations. She is recognized for her work in rural development, women’s advancement, leadership training and community activism. In January 2020 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to women.

A pioneer in rural women’s leadership in Australia, Alana is a founding member of Australian Women in Agriculture and former President of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women. Alana is a member of a fifth generation farming family, breeding cattle and growing trees near Benalla in Victoria.

Alana is the Chair of The Victorian Women’s Trust, the state’s peak women’s advocacy body. In 2018 Alana was appointed to the inaugural Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality in Victoria and was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. 

Alana Johnson was the Rural Women’s Award Victorian winner and Australian runner up for 2010.  Alana was named in the inaugural 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Australian Financial Review and the inaugural 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness by Rural Press.

Alana is a founding member and past President of Voices for Indi, the acclaimed democracy project that has seen Indi be the first electorate in Australia to elect an Independent Member to follow an Independent Member of Parliament.

Currently Alana is Chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council and a Director of Goulburn Murray Water.

Recognized for her rural activism, Alana has been a panel member on ABC Q+A and featured in the book Women’s Word of Wisdom, launched by the Governor General to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. 

In 2019 Alana received a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University. Alana is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Contact Alana Johnson

0427 624 214