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The University of Tasmania NCP Scholar appointed to Ministerial advisory group

Published 19 Jun 2017

University of Tasmania graduate and NCP Scholar Ms Emily Forsyth was recently appointed to the New Colombo Plan Reference Group by The Hon Julie Bishop MP.

The New Colombo Plan Reference Group was established in 2014 to provide strategic advice on the implementation of the New Colombo Plan.  

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduate to study and undertake internships in the region.  In its first four years, the New Colombo Plan has supported more than 17,500 Australian undergraduates from 40 Australian universities to live, study and intern in 35 locations in the Indo-Pacific region.  It is a crucial element of the Government's long-term plan to build closer relations in our region and a fundamental pillar of the Country’s foreign policy engagement.

Ms Forsyth was the 2015 New Colombo Plan Fellow for Vanuatu. In Vanuatu, she studied law at the University of the South Pacific, learnt Bislama and interned at the Vanuatu State Law Office. Last year Ms Forsyth graduated from a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Tasmania with first class honours and the university medal in law.  Emily is currently working at a law firm in Tasmania.