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Joel Palte

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Positive social change

Joel Palte

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I’m passionate about diversity and tackling complex policy problems to ensure equal access to the opportunities I’ve been so fortunate to receive in Australia. To this end I currently work as a Senior Associate at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet where I advise on commercial and infrastructure projects and related policy issues, whilst studying for a Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney. I have a particular interest in migration policy, having previously practised as a solicitor in migration and corporate law where I regularly appeared in the Federal Courts and instructed Senior Counsel in the High Court of Australia. I’m most at home in nature and in my spare time you can usually find me hiking, rock climbing or canyoning, whilst I also lead the Sydney group of the First Hike Project which aims to foster newly arrived refugees’ connection to Australia through hiking in the bush.

Skills & Expertise

  • Policy development
  • Migration law and policy
  • Infrastructure and service delivery
  • Synthesising information and big picture thinking
  • Rock climbing

"One of my greatest achievements is spending time in rural Uganda as a coach with Arsenal Football Club, coaching football and teaching local school children about health and nutrition."


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