International Women’s Day Brunch

Join us for brunch to celebrate International Women’s Day!

10.30am – 12.30pm, Sunday 1st March 2020
at the Tuileries Restaurant, Rutherglen

An Equal World is an Enabled World

With special guest speakers:

  • Rachel Shanks MBBS FANZCA MMed
  • Katherine Murtagh MCrim Melb

Cost: $40pp or $35 AR Members

Book tickets at Rutherglen Information Centre: 02 6033 6306. For any enquiries contact Helen: 0408 116 613
Ticket sales will close as soon as maximum numbers are reached, so don’t miss out!

Our Guest Speakers

Dr Rachel Shanks, MBBS FANZCA MMed 

I am a consultant anaesthetist and perioperative medicine specialist at University Hospital Geelong.

I was born in Corowa and attended Rutherglen Primary & High school before heading to medical school at the University of Melbourne. After graduation I worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for 3 years before heading to the UK where I began my anaesthetic training at Torbay Hospital in Devon. On returning to Australia I juggled training, exams and 2 babies with rotations to the Alfred Hospital, The Royal Women’s and Royal Children’s, Bendigo and Geelong.

Having enjoyed time working in Geelong and found it a supportive workplace to finish my training part-time with young children I was lucky to be offered a consultant job in 2011. After completing a Master’s degree in perioperative medicine in 2018, I am now the clinical lead for University Hospital Geelong’s Anaesthetic Assessment Service. I have a special interest in the care and optimisation of patients having major cancer surgery and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

l live on the Bellarine Peninsula with my anaesthetist husband, 2 children (Max 14 and Vianne 10) 2 groodles and a rather haughty cat. When not driving my kids to various sporting commitments, I enjoy participating in team sports (hockey, tennis and karate) and trying to expand my mostly native garden.


Katherine Murtagh

I grew up in Rutherglen on a couple of different vineyards and wineries.

When I was 16, I moved to boarding school in Melbourne and I graduated from Presbyterian Ladies College in 2012.

I then studied a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Major in Media & Communications and a Minor in Law & Justice.

I went on to study a Master of Criminology. I studied part-time and worked part-time at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in the Volunteer Engagement Team.

Upon graduating, I started a new role in September 2019 as a Research Assistant for the Integrity and Oversight Committee – a joint investigatory committee at the Parliament of Victoria. In my current role, I undertake research tasks and prepare briefings, handle complaints and assist with the performance monitoring of the four different Victorian integrity organisations we oversee.

Nowadays, I spend my spare time reading, catching up with friends and family, hanging out and trying new restaurants with my partner, Paddy, and watering my numerous indoor plants.