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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Steve

Steve

Home State

South Australia

University

University of South Australia
Adelaide University

Degrees

BAppSc (Conservation and Park Management), 1999
BA (partially completed), 2002

Background story

I have lived in Adelaide most of my life and have always been interested in environmental issues. While I was in High School I was fortunate to participate in two exchange programs, both of which took me to Germany. Having experienced how other countries tackle their environmental challenges, I was eager to learn about numerous environmental issues, knowing that one day I could and hopefully would make a difference. During university I volunteered at various National Parks to obtain hands-on experience and worked briefly with the Australian Trust for Conservation. However, work with ATSIC and indigenous people along the Coorong offered the most challenges and rewards. Declining an offer to do Honours due to the travel bug, I travelled around Europe once again and then visited the United States to work at the Aquatic Research Station at Yellowstone National Park.

Returning home, I continued my second degree and worked at various jobs before joining the South Australian Museum. There I became interested in graduate programs, in particular Ausaid and the Department. I had had little experience in policy development and legislation but was well aware of the importance in developing sound environmental policy. The Department's graduate program is a fantastic opportunity to test one's boundaries and experience an open, friendly working environment. I am looking forward to many more challenges!

Graduate rotations and responsibilities

1. Marine and Water Division/ Coastal Biodiversity Section/ Waterbird Conservation Team.

'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'