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Janet

Janet

Home State

New South Wales

University

University of Western Australia

Degrees

BA/LLB

Background story

I was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa and lived there until I was eight years old. I did most of my schooling in Sydney and then went across to Perth for university where, after about six very enjoyable years, I finally graduated with a BA/LLB. My BA majors were in Modern History and English.

I deferred my studies in 1999, working in Sydney for six months and backpacking for the other six months. My travels included England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France and South Africa. In my working life I have done a variety of jobs – law clerk, administrative assistant, netball umpire and occasional performer. I have also done some volunteer work at the Women’s Legal Service (Perth), the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (Sydney) and the Marrickville Legal Centre (Sydney).

My elective subjects within my law degree were environmental law, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, public international law, international trade law and Indigenous People and the law. I also have an ongoing attraction to government and current affairs. Working at the Department held a lot of appeal as it seemed able to accommodate a large number of these interests.

Graduate rotations and responsibilities

1. Strategic Development Division/People Management Branch/Workplace Strategies Section.

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