What group is against petroleum exploration licenses on agricultural land, lobbies to resolve female homelessness in Australia and put ‘best before’ dates on food jars?

Is it Lock The Gate? Is it the Australian Consumers Association? Is it Shelter?

In fact, it’s The Country Women’s Association. Better known for their tea and scones, the CWA is responsible for many unknown campaigns protecting everyday Australians.

Founded in 1922 to provide support and health services to regional women the CWA celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Now, its looking for younger women to join the group.

Tamara Robertson takes a look at the group’s history, their current actions such as advocating against female homelessness in Australia, and the handicap of Australians’ preconceived ideas against them.