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Peter Ong

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Peter Ong is an economist and lifelong civil servant dedicated to advancing the interests of Singapore and its people. His distinguished career has spanned many different government areas including overseeing a workforce of 145,000 as the head of civil service in Singapore and offering advice on economic strategy and policy via board positions across various government entities.

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Lesley Salem AM

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Lesley Salem AM is a Wonnarua woman, artist, author, and nurse practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in remote and rural nursing. She works tirelessly to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, both through her passionate advocacy and her work as a nurse practitioner.

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Dr Sarah Boyle

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Dr Sarah Boyle is an exceptional young leader in the field of breast cancer research, whose innovative approaches to breast cancer research are leading the way to new frontiers in the treatment of breast cancer in South Australia.

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Juliet Haslam OAM

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Juliet Haslam OAM is one of our most decorated hockey players and a pioneer of professional women’s sport in Australia. Her immense contributions to Australian sport have earnt her many accolades and a place in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, and she continues to inspire and educate the next generation of athletes as a mentor and ambassador.

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Stephen Noonan puts children's theatre on the world stage

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When asked how to create plays for children, Constantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre director, actor and theorist reportedly replied, “The same as for adults, only better.” Stephen Noonan’s mission is just that.

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Gail Kovatseff: Head of Programming & Industry at Adelaide Film Festival

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Gail Kovatseff is the Head of Programming & Industry at the Adelaide Film Festival, South Australia’s premier screen event. To celebrate AFF 2023, she speaks about entering the industry, the importance of accessibility, and her personal picks for the top titles from this year's program.

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Meet Adelaide's world-class young sight specialist

Dr LaHood featured in The Ophthalmologist magazine’s Power List for 2023 as one of the world’s top 100 ophthalmologists. As well as being one of the world’s best, at 39 he was also Australia’s youngest nominee ever to make the list.

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Dave Birkett: cool in a crisis

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If an emergency is about to unfold, University of Adelaide alum and crisis management expert Dave Birkett is someone you want in your corner. Dave recalls being called to a job near Tembagapura in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia, approximately 20 years ago...

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Henry White's path from the AFL field to the boardroom

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Henry White followed his own path, from professional sports to banking and finally owning his own thriving business.

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Fear became a career for Dr Gavin Quek

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Dr Gavin Quek is Hobart's Young Citizen of the Year and the Tasmania Premier's Young Achiever of the Year. At just 25 years old, he's proof that learning to be curious about our fears can take us places we hadn't imagined.

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