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Donald MacKenzie

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics, International Relations and Arabic) and Masters of Strategic and Defence Studies
University: Australian National University
ABS Section: Policy & Legislation within Audit Policy and Parliamentary Liaison
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Jarrah Bloomfield

Degree: Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
University: Australian National University
ABS Section: Technology Services Division - IT Security
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Veronica Jarron

Degree: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Human Geography; Honours in Human Geography
University: Macquarie University
ABS Section: National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics
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Alex Ronald

Degree: Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce (Management Major)
University: Australian National University
ABS Section: Technology Integration and Support
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Niki Ward

Degree: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Social Science)
University: University of Queensland
ABS Section: National Training and Development Section (Design and Delivery)
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After just one year, I am happy to call Canberra my new home. It's not what I expected - there's so much to do - and being part of the GDP means that you've got an instant group of friends who are all in the same boat! If you're going to relocate, why not do it with a passionate, intelligent, fun-loving group of like minded people?


Dylan Agnew

Degree: Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Applied Mathematics), Honours - Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
University: University of Adelaide
ABS Section: Methodology and Data Management Division - Household Survey Methodology
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