Today female plumbing licensees rubbed shoulders with the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, and the QBCC Acting Commissioner, Kellie Lowe, at the inaugural Women in Plumbing Breakfast.
This event was held in order to recognise the contribution of women to the plumbing industry in Queensland.
Plumbing, like many trades, has been a male-dominated industry for many years, although the past few years have seen an increase in the number of women getting licensed.
For instance, in 2005 there were six female plumbers; in 2010 there were 13; and in 2015 there are 43, with 11 of these obtaining their licence this year.
The Women in Plumbing Breakfast was hosted by the QBCC, Department of Housing and Public Works and the Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ).