International Women’s Day: Mandurah resident inducted into WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Minister for Women's Interests Simone McGurk and Hazel Butorac at her induction into the WA Women's Hall of Fame.
Minister for Women's Interests Simone McGurk and Hazel Butorac at her induction into the WA Women's Hall of Fame.

MANDURAH”S Hazel Butorac was one of 14 inspirational women inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame at Government House today (Mrs Butorac is passionate about supporting people from marginalised backgrounds.

She has spent decades volunteering for women’s refuges, was the inaugural chairman of the Midland Women’s Health Care Place and the director of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Mrs Butorac has been actively involved in the creation and continuation of many community organisations including Soroptimists International, Tales of Times Past Senior Storytellers and the Council of the Aging.

She established the Peel branch of the Mature Adults Learning Association after moving to Mandurah in 2004.

During her life she has been involved in influencing Government policy and decision making, serving on the Active Ageing Taskforce and several other committees and boards.

The work she has done throughout her life through various organisations and charities has had an impact on many people throughout WA, especially women.

As a fierce believer in equality, her tireless efforts have helped inspire and improve the lives of others.

The Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony is supported by LotteryWest and the Department of Communities.

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