In 2013, as a young Indigenous beach-loving Queenslander, the thought of moving to land-locked Canberra for a graduate position was at first daunting for Emily Pugin. However she soon discovered all that Canberra has to offer- and has seen the world while she's at it.
DFAT has been on quite a journey over the past 20 years. We now have a growing cadre of highly skilled and motivated Indigenous officers who are advancing Australia’s national interests at home and abroad.
The glitz and glitter that is Eurovision has now descended on Kyiv as Ukraine hosts the annual musical spectacle.
As Australia’s first Indigenous Ambassador, I am delighted to have been involved in this indigenous-led project that aims to protect the integrity of indigenous design. It will improve the representation of indigenous culture in design and will have wider benefits for the world’s indigenous peoples and for Australia.
DFAT has made a sustained effort to increase the diversity of its workforce and has improved the representation of Australia's indigenous diplomats.