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New South Wales
The University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
In my first rotation, I contributed to the enhanced administration of the Collections Support and Indemnity Section, Collections Branch, Culture Division by assisting with a comprehensive review of the legal documentation and program guidelines associated with the Art Indemnity Australia program.
I also worked with the Collections Development Section of the same Branch to contribute to the development of a new policy for the repatriation of non-Australian Indigenous remains held in Australian collecting institutions.
In addition, I assisted with preparations for the Australia 20/20 Summit.
My second rotation was in the International Section of the Strategic Advice Branch in the Policy Coordination Division. In the International Section, I assisted with the management of the bilateral relationship between Australia and the European Union by helping to coordinate high level consultations between our Department and the European Commission. I also prepared a draft Country Profile on pollution prevention for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program. I assisted with preparations for the Australian Delegation to the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress. I also contributed to the general business and administration of the Section, including by revising the International Activities Database and preparing Senate Estimates Questions on Notice.
My final placement was in the Policy and Services Section of Parks Australia North Branch, Parks Australia Division. In Darwin, I completed 'Stage One' of a project to ensure efficiency, consistency and budget savings in the Parks Australia North permit system. Stage One involved:
These outputs were delivered fit-for-purpose, on time and within budget. Deliverables were presented in a way that could be adapted and applied to all DNP permits across the Division.
My permanent placement was as a Legal Officer in the Corporate and Legal Strategies Section of Parks Australia Division.
'the best thing about working for us ... is the environment'