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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 experiencing all the diversity the world has to offer and using public policy to empower others to do the same. After initially practising in corporate and migration law where I appeared in the Federal Courts and instructed Senior Counsel in the High Court of Australia, I aspire to solve 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 at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet where I advise on commercial projects and related policy issues, and work with the private sector to develop innovative infrastructure and service delivery solutions. In my spare time you can find me hiking, rock climbing, canyoning or writing music. Building on my passion for the outdoors, I’m also a founding member and leader of the Sydney group of the First Hike Project which aims to foster refugees’ connection to Australia through hiking in the Australian 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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