Admin1 on March 08, 2018

In recognition of her hard work and contribution, Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti has named Luisa Perugini as the Drummoyne electorate’s 2018 Local Woman of the Year.

“Luisa is a remarkable woman who has dedicated her life to working in news and current affairs. She works at the SBS Italian Radio program and is a regular presenter,” Mr Sidoti said.

Mr Sidoti said that Luisa’s commitment to bringing positive change to the Drummoyne electorate through her contribution to the Italian community made her an outstanding candidate.

“Luisa has worked tirelessly to contribute to the Italian community and ensures that Italian migrants maintain their connections to their language and cultural heritage through radio and various media.

“For those living in my electorate migrated from Italy to Australia, it was particularly difficult to feel a sense of inclusion. Luisa’s work in the community has meant that Italians could maintain their ties to their homeland while building a new and rich life and participating in our society,” he said.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies said the NSW Women of the Year Local Awards celebrate the contributions and successes of women who are often quiet achievers.

“The Local Awards are designed to acknowledge women who are making a significant impact in the places where we live and work, and in the lives of people around them. Local award winners exemplify the spirit of their communities,” Mrs Davies said.

Drummoyne’s Local Woman today attended the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards ceremony in Sydney on International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March with and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Statewide Award winners, as voted by the public, have been announced at the Awards ceremony that was held at the ICC this morning. To view the full list of Award categories and finalists go to

The NSW Women of the Year Awards program recognises remarkable women across the state who have achieved inspiring things in their careers, in business or in their communities.