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    Pivot to India: Why Australia’s relationship with the subcontinent needs to step-up.

    Date Tue, 26 Feb 2019
    Time 17:30 – 19:15
    Location 2 Grosvenor Crescent,

    Lisa Singh has been an Australian Senator for Tasmania since 2010. She follows in the political footsteps of her grandfather Ram Jati Singh, a member of the Fijian Parliament in the 1960s. Her great-grandparents migrated from India to Fiji as indentured laborers under the British Scheme around the turn of the 20th century.

    Lisa is committed to developing and strengthening ties between Australia and India.

    She has participated in a number of inter-country 'round tables' and dialogues and has visited India several times, focusing on a diverse range of issues. Lisa assisted members of the Indian parliament in creating an Indian TB Caucus.

    In 2014, the President of India awarded her a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for her exceptional and meritorious public service, as a person of Indian heritage, in fostering friendly relations between India and Australia.

    In 2016 Lisa was appointed as a Board Member of the Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) at O.P. Jindal Global University in New Delhi. That same year Lisa was seconded to the United Nations General Assembly in New York as a delegate from the Australian parliament.

    Prior to being elected to the Australian Senate, Lisa served in the Tasmanian Parliament as a Labor Member for Denison from 2006 to 2010 and was a Minister in the Tasmanian Labor Government from 2008. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Tasmania and a Masters in International Relations from...

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