ABC Friends Tasmania – 2021 Annual General Meeting


  1. COVID check-in and Morning Tea from 10.45
  2. Guest Speaker and Discussion 11.00 - 12.00
  3. Lunch 12.00 – 1.00
  4. Annual General Meeting 1.00 – 2.30

Our guest speaker this year is Judy Tierney and her topic is Journal of a Journalist.

A state and national award-winning journalist who worked for ABC radio and television over 35 years, Judy continues to contribute to various programmes despite her “retirement”. Her broadcast roles have included national correspondent for “7.30 Report” including reporter and presenter positions; producer “Australian Story” and the morning current affairs slot on local radio. Judy also presented programmes on consumer issues and the regular Friday night “Stateline”.

Judy has won the State’s highest recognition for journalism, the Keith Welsh Award, and other acknowledgements include the Family Court of Australia’s national prize. In 2019 she was awarded the Order of Australia for services to journalism.

Judy’s voluntary community work is vast and varied. Over the years she has been actively involved in The Tasmanian Ballet Company, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, the Theatre Royal, Tasmanian Theatre Council Errol Awards and the now disbanded Hobart Baroque Festival.

Currently Judy is a Leadership Champion with Tasmanian Leaders, the organisation that identifies and nurtures the best of our young, bright thinkers. She has recently spent 6 years on the board of “Island” magazine, the State’s oldest and most respected literary publication. She is an Ambassador for Second Bite, promoting the wonderful work done by the food distribution group feeding the needy and fundraises for many arts organisations.

In her “spare” time Judy escorts travellers to exotic overseas climes. She is a veteran traveller, having enjoyed visiting around 120 countries. Skiing, cooking and gardening somehow fit into the frenetic lifestyle. She has published her first book and another is in the pipeline.

Transport: Please let us know (by replying to the email you receive after you RSVP) if you would like to come but have transport difficulties. We will organise car-pooling where we can.

Lunch: Lunch is catered but please let us know (by replying to the email you receive after you RSVP) if you have any particular dietary requirements.

A donation to help with venue and catering costs will be much appreciated.

Please, if you are feeling unwell on the day, elect to stay home. Stay safe!

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October 24, 2021 at 11:00am - 2:30pm
The Boathouse Centre
55A Lindsay St
Invermay, TAS 7248
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Kate Durkin · · 0447 645 335 (office hours only)

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