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Queensland hosts national awards for Women in Music

The amazing talent of female musicians across Australia has been celebrated in Brisbane tonight at the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards.

Congratulations to the talented winners, finalists and nominees named in the second annual Australian Women in Music Awards.

These important awards recognise and honour the outstanding accomplishments of women across the Australian music industry, while acknowledging some of the barriers female artists face in an industry that is still to achieve gender equity.

The Australian Women in Music Awards aim to highlight issues of gender equity, while at the same time recognising the work and achievements of female artists and industry professionals.

The Queensland Government supports the showcase of women’s talent and diversity across the music industry with $300,000 in sponsorship for the Awards over this year and next year.

The Queensland Government is taking the lead in driving change and has actioned the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21, a five-year plan to guide the State closer to a future where people are treated equally and given equal opportunities to shine.

Minister for Arts and Science, Leeanne Enoch presented the award for the 2019 Honour Roll Award to Judith Durham AO, a pioneer of the Australian music industry.

“Judith Durham is a trailblazer, helping to pave the way for the talent of today,” Minister Enoch said.

In accepting the Honour Roll Award, Judith Durham said: “They say the longest journey begins with just one step, but you have to have a dream to start, and I had plenty of dreams.

“It’s such a blessing to have spent my 76 years of life so far in musical expression; so emotionally healing, inspirational and uplifting,” Judith Durham said.

A full list of the winners is can be found on the Women in Music Awards website. For more information, visit