15 minutes in Canberra

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in foreign policy? Canberra is buzzing with seasoned foreign affairs and strategic policy experts, but for newcomers and mid-tier professionals, the ‘Canberra bubble’ can be tricky to navigate.

Join host Hayley Channer on the ground as she speaks with colleagues from government, academia, and the private sector, to bring you their unique policy insights and career advice in a neat 15 minutes.  

Based in Canberra, Australia, Hayley Channer is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.

What’s life really like as a political staffer at Parliament House

Ever watched an episode of The West Wing and wondered if Australian political advisors have anything close to that experience up at Parliament House? On 15 Minutes in Canberra, Senior Policy Fellow Hayley Channer interviews Raoul Heinrichs.

Raoul has been a Senior Advisor to two crossbench Senators, including Jacqui Lambie, and intimately involved in the policy development and negotiating process.

In addition to sharing his insights from working as a political staffer, Raoul draws on earlier career highlights producing strategic analysis for world-leading think tanks to offer an assessment of Australia’s strategic circumstances in the Indo-Pacific.

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