Clare Stewart – Noosa’s first female Mayor

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About twelve months ago Clare Stewart was elected Mayor of Noosa and she became the first female Mayor in Noosa Council history. However, that’s not what’s remarkable about Clare. Twenty-one years ago, in Sydney, Clare was struck by a truck with her legs pinned under the weight of the truck for more than half an hour. She was conscious the whole time. The accident and Clare’s recovery are detailed in her book Standing On My Own Two Feet, and what you’ll hear with our chat here is the story of someone who overcame the odds, continued to pursue a professional career in law, and then eventually found her way into local government.

About the Author /

After 30 years in radio, John now runs the Conversations IN Noosa podcast and in between being our writer, sanity checker, accounts manager, event MC, and delivery boy; he spends time with his first love, recording a daily Drive program for regional radio from home (often in his pyjamas); and presenting Saturday mornings on Hot 91.1. He has previously worked for FoxFM Melbourne, Triple M Brisbane and SeaFM, as well as managing and presenting on ABC Sunshine Coast.

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