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Career pathways

Career pathways

As Legal Manager with Abt Associates, Lisa-Marie Tepu leads contracting activities for the PNG Australia Governance Facility. The initiative will design and implement most of Australia's future governance portfolio under the strategic direction of the Australian and...

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Gender-based violence, a public health crisis

Gender-based violence, a public health crisis

Olivia Ephraim is an Australia Awards scholar with more than ten years of experience in clinical and public health. She commenced her Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2020,  specialising in gender, health and society. Olivia is passionate...

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When your landlord feels like family

When your landlord feels like family

Lydia Edoni from Milne Bay met her friend Michelle Cresp while studying on an Australia Awards scholarship at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. While she began her relationship with the Cresp family as a tenant, Lydia says she very quickly felt like part...

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Agents for change

Agents for change

“I believe that, without the opportunity of studying abroad I wouldn’t have realised the significance of being a change agent myself and ensuring the work I do benefits people in the community,” says Donny Kupamu, Australia Awards PNG graduate. “There is a broader...

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Successful alumna says scholarship is more than just a degree

Successful alumna says scholarship is more than just a degree

“The Australia Awards scholarships are very fitting as they are aimed at the development needs of PNG,” says Jeanne Tareasi (pictured above, far left), alumna and advocate of the Australia Awards PNG. “You will be supported every step of the way by the Australia...

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Passion recognised with a Queen’s honour

Passion recognised with a Queen’s honour

When disability advocate Ipul Powaseu found out that she would be receiving an Order of the British Empire’s (OBE) Queen’s Honour medal, she felt humbled and determined to finish what she started. Ipul was recognised in October 2021 with a Queen’s Honour medal for her...

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