Women honour Sue
THE achievement of the late Gold Coast City councillor Sue Robbins continues to live on.
The much-missed councillor, renowned for her at times fiery and outspoken approach to her post, was awarded the International Women's Day Community Leadership Award as part of last week's Women at Work International Luncheon staged at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Cr Robbins' 24-yearold daughter Bree Robbins accepted the award and said her mother totally reflected what the accolade honoured - outstanding community leadership qualities.
"My mother would have been very proud to receive this award," she said.
"Her life was all about bettering the Gold Coast and recognising and encouraging women to better themselves both in the workforce and at home."
Bree also announced a new annual award in honour of her mother, called the International Women's Day Sue Robbins Youth Leadership Award, to be presented from next year's festival. Josephine Tobias, the founding director of Women at Work Australia, said she could not have wished for a better recipient for this year's presentation.
"Cr Robbins has made an outstanding contribution to the community," Ms Tobias said.
"All of us at Wom- en at Work are so honoured to have Bree with us accepting this award on behalf of her mother, it truly reflects the meaning and importance that this week brings to all women in the community."