- Farmer and Journalist
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.