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Amelia Tandy

Amelia Tandy

I grew up in Adelaide and Canberra, and studied Science and Business at Flinders University. After uni, I left Adelaide and spent a year working in Johannesburg for a small NGO that assists child burn survivors and runs a school for visually impaired children. I then moved to Amsterdam and spent a year working for an international NGO. I returned to Oz in 2006 and joined the department as an Executive Assistant in the Environment Quality Division. Prior to the graduate programme I worked in marine protected areas for 6 months. My science background was mostly focussed on ecology and marine sciences so I really enjoyed working on marine park management.

I began the grad programme in February 2008 and spent my first rotation in the Policy Coordination Division in the strategic policy section. During that time I drafted a strategic plan for the department and assisted with the organisation of the environment stream for the 2020 Summit which was very interesting. My second rotation was in the Water Group in the irrigation delivery systems section. In this team I assisted with a funding round aimed at irrigation companies to help them develop long term plans for their systems. My final rotation was in the Marine Policy Development section in the Marine Division. I assisted with the development of a marine environment policy for the department which links together the various marine related policies and legislation that exist to form an overarching objective.

I really enjoyed my year in the graduate programme and am very glad that I did it. Although I had previously worked in the department I still learned a lot, developed my networks and made some great friends.

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