Wollongong's Brianna Parkins causes a stir at Irish Rose of Tralee beauty pageant

Kate McIlwain
Updated August 25 2016 - 11:39am, first published 10:00am
Gong girl causes a stir at Irish beauty pageant: video
Gong girl causes a stir at Irish beauty pageant: video

Former Wollongong girl Brianna Parkins has made headlines across Ireland this week for speaking out about women’s reproductive rights on live TV during the finale of an international pageant.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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