Women's body has new commissioner
Zara Tai of the southern NSW multi-ethnic town of Griffith has been appointed to the Bishops' Commission for Australian Catholic Women.
The appointment was annoucned during this month's Plenary meeting of the Bishops.
"In order to ensure that the Commission represented the diversity of the Catholic Church in Australia it was particularly keen to seek nominations from women who were from regional Australia, young, single and/or from a non Anglo-Celtic background," says a statement on the Commission's website.
"Zara will bring to the Commission experience from each of these demographics. The Commission will look forward to welcoming her formally at the next Commission meeting in Melbourne at the end of July.
Ms Tai, 34, replaces Teresa Lynch, who resigned earlier this year. She comes from a family whose mother was an Australian-born Maltese, and whose father was Malaysian-Chinese.
CACW report to Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Commission for Australian Catholic Women)
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