New Matilda Contributor: Kaitlyn Krahe

In a recent contribution to New Matilda, OECD delegate and Victoria University student Kaitlyn Krahe discussed the importance of collecting reliable data from Indigenous Australians in the 2016 census.

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Pictured: Victoria University Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) student, Kaitlyn Krahe

Pictured: Victoria University Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) student, Kaitlyn Krahe

Kaitlyn recently returned from the OECD Forum in Paris. In her research Kaitlyn posited solutions to address the disparate maternal health outcomes between Australian indigenous and non-indigenous women.

Kaitlyn traveled to the OECD Forum as a Global Voices Scholar. We are proud to provide these opportunities with the support of our partners including Victoria University and Qantas Airways.

Lydia O'Meara: New Internationalist Contributor

Lydia O'Meara attended the OECD Forum in 2015. As a Global Voices delegate Lydia contributed to the New Internationalist blog.

Click here to read Lydia's story 'Nutrition is Key: Eating our way to Indigenous health equality',

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Lydia is studying a Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Central Queensland University specialising in nutrition. She works in the Emergency Department at Cairns Base Hospital and is passionate about developing culturally competent, evidence -based and affordable governmental policies to provide equal opportunities for rural and remote indigenous health populations to access and utilise affordable fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Global Voices would like to thank Central Queensland University for supporting Lydia's place to the OECD Forum. To find our more about our Partnerships program visit