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Read key highlights and achievements from across 2021.

9 December, 2021

Lucas supports disability advocacy through Legal Aid internship

UWA Law student Lucas Roosendaal has contributed 100 hours towards a Legal Aid WA (LAWA) service that helps people living with disabilities access funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

1 December, 2021

Elly receives Outstanding Intern Award for role at DPC

UWA student Elly Bijlsma has been named the recipient of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Outstanding Intern Award – Government category for her efforts at the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) early in this year.

15 November, 2021

Megan supports project giving a voice to WA school students

UWA student Megan Bailey has contributed 100 hours towards a project that looks to shine a light on key issues facing school students in WA through an internship with the Commissioner for Children and Young People (the Commissioner).

5 November, 2021

Exceptional contributions recognised in Outstanding Intern Award

Going above and beyond to support vulnerable people in the WA community was a common thread for the most recent recipients of UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship Outstanding Intern Award, with recipients from the WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, St Bart's and Midlas.

3 November, 2021

Lucas supports development of health justice partnerships

UWA Law student Lucas Pensini has contributed 100 hours towards a state-wide initiative that looks to embed legal support into WA health services to provide greater access to justice for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community.

8 October, 2021

Kate assists art program supporting people with dementia

UWA student Kate Barclay has contributed 100 hours towards Art Gallery of Western Australia programs that make a difference to community members living with dementia through a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship.

30 September, 2021

Nicole supports campaign to protect local waters from oil spills

UWA student Nicole has contributed 100 hours towards preserving our WA coastline and the Swan River through an internship at the Department of Transport, where she helped raised awareness of the dangers of oil spills from recreational boats.

14 September, 2021

Sayuri contributes to DFES climate strategy

Sayuri Peries contributed 100 hours towards the development of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ (DFES) climate change strategy.

27 July, 2021

UWA student intern shows great resilience in completing Legal Aid WA internship from home

McCusker Centre for Citizenship student intern Matthew Bryan has shown “remarkable skill” in adapting to working from home during the pandemic, according to his Legal Aid WA (LAWA) internship supervisor.

26 June, 2020