Date and time

Friday, 10 March 2023
12pm to 2:30pm (AEDT)


Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
28 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
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Creating a culture of diversity in Australia's transport industry

RA is committed to building a transport sector workforce that attracts and retains a more diverse workforce for the future. To further build on this RA will be holding a series of lunches around the country to support 2023 International Women's Day. 

Our speaker

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) on 14 June 2021 for her eminent service to the people of Tasmania through leading contributions to the law, to the judiciary and to the administration of justice, particularly in the area of family law, to professional legal organisations, and as a mentor and role model for young women. Her Excellency retired as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on 31 January 2021 after becoming the first Tasmanian woman to be appointed as a Federal Magistrate, in 2008.

Prior to her appointment to the Federal Magistrates Court, Her Excellency worked as a legal practitioner for over 23 years ultimately specialising in family law and relationship matters. Her Excellency was one of the first lawyers to join the Tasmanian Bar, practising exclusively in family law. Prior to her appointment as Governor, she practised as a barrister at Burbury Chambers.

Her Excellency graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined Arts/Law degree in 1980. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1983. She worked as a solicitor at Simmons Wolfhagen and then as a Legal Officer at the Office of the Solicitor-General of Tasmania. She joined the law firm of Murdoch Clarke, becoming the first female partner in 1993.

Our panel 

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Refund policy

Cancellations should be notified in writing by email. Cancellations received prior to one week before the event will receive a full refund less 25%. No refund will be applicable for cancellations received after one week prior to the event although substitute delegates are welcomed


Felicity Lampert

Executive - Programs & Events

Rebecca Baker

Event Manager