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    Environmentally speaking

    Australians are working to improve our quality of life without harming the environment: furniture made from plastic ocean waste, a rubbish bin for the sea, the tallest commercial timber building, 'green' steel, and sustainable chocolate-making...


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    A musical journey from west to east
    Thanh Bui discovered a passion for American soul music while growing up in Australia as the son of Vietnamese parents. It led him to a life as a performer, teacher and songwriter. Now, having written songs for some of the world’s biggest acts in Japanese and Korean pop, he is passing on his knowledge to the next generation.
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    On the cutting edge
    One of just seven students to complete Australia’s first ever film course in the 1960s, Jill Bilcock is an internationally acclaimed editor who is also responsible for some of the most iconic moments ...
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    On a high note
    After a rapid rise to success as a child, opera singer Danielle de Niese has taken a measured approach to building her career and, as a result, is now one of the most in-demand classical performers in ...
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    A career en pointe
    As a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, Damian Smith was a top talent in a world-leading company. Now he’s brought his experience back home to Australia and is drawing on his Indigenous r ...
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    Making beautiful music (videos)
    Director Kinga Burza has made her mark on the competitive music video and commercial film industry though hard work, persistence, a willingness to take chances – and a healthy dose of Australian charm ...
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    Lynette Wallworth, film screening of Coral
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    Brave new (virtual) world
    Artist Lynette Wallworth uses emerging technologies to tell intricate stories that resonate on the international stage.
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    Australians in India: Sharell Cook
    When Sharell Cook decided she needed a change, India beckoned. Now based in Mumbai, she makes a living writing about her adopted home online.
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    Australians in India: Pallavi Sharda
    At 21, the Melbourne University law graduate packed her bags and headed to Bollywood to pursue her passion.
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    Australians in Indonesia: Janet DeNeefe
    Bali has been home to Janet DeNeefe for more than 30 years and the island and its people continue to weave its magic on her. The author, artist, restauranteur, boutique hotel owner and organiser of th ...
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