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Dilshan and Yusharni Perera Story (Coober Pedy) and Irfan and Sobia Hashmi (Flinders Ranges Region) Stories

Seeing opportunity through adversity has carried Irfan and Sobia, both pharmacists, throughout their lives, from their homeland in Pakistan to the Flinders Ranges region in South Australia.
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Health Workforce Queensland

Health Workforce Queensland recruits and supports doctors, nurses and allied health professionals needed in rural and remote Queensland. Health Workforce Queenslands role is to match the right professionals with the right communities, then help and support them as they provide essential health services to the people who live there.

Working in rural Queensland can offer many benefits including the knowledge that you are really making a difference. Better health isn’t just about seeing a doctor or health professional when you have a health need. Access to healthcare is fundamental to every community’s feeling of self-worth. It’s about stable communities, and knowing that help is there when, where and how it is needed. Knowing that you are part of the healthcare solution provides excellent job satisfaction.
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University College London, Australia

University College London, Australia is an integral part of University College London (UCL) – one of the foremost academic institutions in the world. UCL is a true academic powerhouse, currently ranked fourth in the QS World University Rankings 2013, with no fewer than 21 Nobel Prize winners within our community.
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Tommy and Kirsty Fox (Eyre Peninsula Region), Listya Mustafida (UCL) / Ally and Pete Smith (Yeppoon)

 

Tommy and Kirsty Fox Story

Kirsty fell in love with Tommy in Fremantle, Western Australia. Kirsty was from a farming family in Eyre Peninsular in South Australia, and Tommy was a brash young lad from a dairy farming family in Ireland. Both were on working holidays around the world, following a bereavement for Kirsty, and for Tommy – on a break, following a young life spent working hard to maintain the family farm.

Their love for each other blossomed as did their love for adventure and work in Australia, the UK and eventually, back in Ireland. The crash of the Irish economy forced them to change their plans full circle: instead of settling in Ireland, they decided to make a go of it back in Eyre Peninsula. Here was a new beginning, shaped soon afterwards by catastrophic bushfires, but strengthened by their enduring love of the land.

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Listya Mustafida Story

Listrya Mustafida grew up in a small village in Java, Indonesia. After completing a Bachelor of International Relations, she worked tireless for several non-government organisations to support local communities and to protect the environment and endangered animals. Listya was growing frustrated by government decisions that were adversely affecting local communities. This frustration sharpened her plans to spend time gaining more practical field experience and to complement this with a Masters degree from an overseas university.

With an AusAid scholarship, she specialised in resources and energy at the University College London in Adelaide. This lead to a research study on the impact of water salinity from the bi-product of coal seam gas extraction on crops. Now she was gaining the theoretical knowledge and intense practical experience to understand how powerful competing interests need to work together for benefit for all.

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Ally and Pete Smith Story 

Ali’s mother’s dying advice to “pursue their dreams, as you only have one go at life”, resonated deeply with UK doctors, Ali and her husband, Pete, crystallising their dream to seek new opportunities and better life for their family.

They immigrated to Australia with their adult daughter, leaving their son, a university student back in the UK, and, found work in a medical practice in Yeppoon in Central Queensland. They soon discovered that conditions were not quite the same as portrayed in sitcoms such as “Neighbours”, and even though they could see that rural areas were desperately in need of local medical support, as many professionals had retreated to the bigger cities, they made a family promise to return to the UK if any member of the family were unhappy in living in Australia.

This happened; as did the UK July 7 bombings, perilously close to them, forcing them to re-evaluate their thinking and once again, they returned to Yeppoon, this time with the whole family. 

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Eyre Peninsula 200Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

The Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula region is a diverse area that is home to approximately 60,000 people. It covers around 233,000 square kilometres, an area equal to 24% of the State of South Australia. The region extends from Spencer Gulf in the east across the Great Australian Bight to the border with Western Australia.

Cities in the region include Whyalla, a major centre for heavy industry and Port Lincoln, an iconic fishing and tourism centre.b The region’s economy is diverse with agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, aquaculture and tourism the pre-dominant areas of economic activity. The mining sector and renewable energy are growth sectors that add to this activity base.

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Tafe South Australia

Tafe South Australia courses are developed in conjunction with business and industry ensuring that skills are relevant and prepare students for successful careers. Lecturers are highly experienced and qualified in their field. The skills that are taught are practical and current to industry standards. Many Tafe South Australia courses offer the valuable opportunity to obtain hands-on experience through workplace projects and industry placements.

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  • Risk Management & WHS Officer (Local Government) Applications Close: 19 June Working with the senior management team, the Risk and WHS Officer will ensure risk management and work health & safety systems for Council employees together with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and work practices which ensure Council meets all appropriate legislative risk and WHS requirements.
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  • GP Permanent Rockhampton URGENT (Health Workforce Queensland) Rockhampton is a thriving metropolitan city situated 20 minutes from the Capricorn Coast. Rockhampton is the Beef Capital of Australia and supports not only the farming and agricultural communities, but the rich Bowen Basin Coal Mining communities.

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