The Hon Judith Troeth

Never give up.

Honour Roll

The Hon Judith Troeth has been a trailblazer for rural women in politics, social justice and human rights, and has achieved significant gains for women in health reform.

Before entering politics Judith was a teacher and farmer, giving her a strong rural voice in Parliament.

As a Liberal Senator for Victoria (1993-2011), Judith has been a vocal advocate for the humane treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

She has been a member of key Parliamentary committees throughout her career and was Parliamentary Secretary for the Primary Industries and Energy, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolios.

Judith is an outstanding role model for women, generating significant outcomes for women in health reform, leadership and in the agricultural sector.

In 2006 she was commissioned to undertake an inquiry into the action required to get rural women into higher board positions. The subsequent report, At the Table, has since been widely referenced by local government and industry.

Judith was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001, for service as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.