Fairfax Perpetual Shield


In honour of Ruth Fairfax, two years ago I began a perpetual shield with schools in my electorate that recognised that next generation of leaders, the next generation of men and women who will be the Ruth Fairfaxes of the world in the future. These are children growing into adulthood who will make a contribution academically or on the sporting field or through civil society—people who are just givers and doers, demonstrating that same capacity for leadership that Ruth Fairfax had. Ruth Fairfax was the person who founded the QueenslandCountry Women’s Association, the QCWA and of course, it’s Ruth Fairfax after whom the seat I represent on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is named—the seat of Fairfax.

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