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Palu, Lisa

Occupation
Farmer and Journalist

Summary

The ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Award was the brain child of Lisa Palu. An Agricultural Science graduate and journalist for ABC Radiol in Queensland, Lisa idenitifed a lack of confidence amongst women on the land and decided that their achievments and contributions should be recognised and encouraged. With support from people in ABC Rural, she developed a program in the state of Queensland that went national.

Lisa has spent two and a half decades working in the argricultural industry, as a journalist and policy advisor to State and Federal Government ministers and farm organisations. In 2011 and she is the Manager, Public Affairs and Communication for CSIRO Livestock Industries. She remains involved in her own family's farm near Bundaberg, growing sugar cane and custard apples.

She is Vice president of the current board of the Rural Press Club.

Details

Events

1990 - 2010
Career in journalism active
1994 - 1997
Developed the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award

Sources used to compile this entry: Lisa Palu interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project, ORAL TRC 3406/32; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection; Papers relating to "Women of the land: stories of Australian rural women", 1995, NLA MS 9026; Bowden, Ros; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection; Rural Press Club, 'Committee Members', in Website of the Rural Press Club, 2011, http://www.ruralpressclub.com.au/item.cfm?page_id=10.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers relating to "Women of the land: stories of Australian rural women", 1995, NLA MS 9026; Bowden, Ros; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection

  • Lisa Palu interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project, ORAL TRC 3406/32; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details
  • Women of the land oral history project, Feb 23 1995 - April 26 1995, ORAL TRC 3406; Bowden, Ros; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details

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