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Publications archive


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.



Home State



Australian National University
Queensland University of Technology


B Science (Honours)
B Applied Science (Environmental Science)


Leaving school I held no intentions of studying or working the 'nine to five dream'. I took a chef's apprenticeship and intermittently put things on hold for travels. After a stint working in Canada - spoilt by trips into the North-American wilderness - I returned to Brisbane with a newly-found desire to study science. An interest in environmental modelling brought me to Canberra, and a career in the Department has kept me here.

First Placement

Coastal Policy, Marine Conservation Branch, Marine and Biodiversity Division

Second Placement

Strategic Energy Policy, Energy Futures Branch, Industry Communities and Energy Division, Australian Greenhouse Office

Third Placement

Rest of Australia, Water Services Branch, Water Resources Division

Permanent Position - Policy Officer

Sustainable Water Use Section, Murray Darling Basin Reform Branch, Water Reform Division

The Sustainable Water Use Section is responsible for a number of key projects under the National Plan for Water Security, including the Murray Darling Basin Sustainable Yields project and the dry inflow contingency planning processes.

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