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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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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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Queensland Health

Queensland Health offers exciting employment opportunities and career pathways for many healthcare professionals.

There are a range of healthcare services and diverse centres, from large technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in our metropolitan and regional cities, to community health centres servicing rural, remote and Aboriginal Torres Strait Island communities.
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Ira Savitri, University College London (Australia)/Alison and Steve Caddick (Ipswich)


 Ira Savitri Story

Ira Savitri, from Indonesia, followed her passion for maths and her father’s  footsteps by completing a Degree in Industrial Engineering. She found work at PT PLN, the state owned electricity company, in the planning division in West Kalimantan.

When the government planned to deregulate the electricity supply market, she feared that local communities would be worse off, not be better off, and she realised that she had to deepen her knowledge and understanding of how this could be avoided.

She successfully applied to study at the University College London in Adelaide where through her research thesis, she could see that with the right government regulations and investment, it was possible to successfully deregulate the market in Indonesia in such a way as to encourage new investment and to deliver electricity to consumers at competitive and accessible prices. 

Now that she has completed her Masters degree, she is looking forward to going home to work at PN PLT to put in practice the things that she has learnt. 

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Alison and Steve Caddick Story

Alison and Steve Caddick were very excited about their plan to move their family to Australia from the United Kingdom.

But not all went to plan!

And it was a good thing that they had lots of determination and inventive thinking to counteract many of the financial mishaps and hurdles they encountered along the way. Mishaps, such as buying airlines tickets with a credit card, that by the time of their departure was out of date and had been discarded, but which they were required to present at the airport!

Hurdles, such as being caught in a Catch 22 whirlwind of not having enough cash in Australia as they were awaiting the sale of their house in the UK, and not having referees for renting a house in Australia because they had owned their house in the UK!Their resilience won out and the family settled in Ipswich, a regional town in Queensland, finding rewarding work in the local hospital and scoring wonderful achievements in the sporting field, not possible back in the UK.


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Adelaide, with a population of approximately 1.26 million people, is South Australia’s major city. It frequently features prominently in the rankings for the world’s most liveable city.

Adelaide is home to six world-class universities, offers its population an extensive choice of public and private schooling options and also has an established network of pre-school and child care facilities.

Health care includes major teaching hospitals as part of the public health system, located in both the city centre and in suburban locations across the city, as well as many private hospitals and health care centres for patients with special needs. 

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