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Men’s Shed President denies female membership push, despite govt statement

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The President of the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA) denies that there is a push on to have 30% female membership in sheds.

Yesterday, Keith Haines spoke to Brian Carlton about concerns from himself and other members that there was a push to have female membership in the Men’s Sheds, and that they are often being referred to as ‘community sheds’ or simply ‘sheds.’

Today President of TMSA, Michael Dennis, speaks to Brian Carlton about the issue and says the quota is an ‘aspiration’ and not an ‘edict’ from the government. This is despite a statement from the government which says TSMA wished for the ‘diversity clause’ to remain in their grant deed.

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