• Hannah Phillips

Fire Officer Falconer awarded Fellowship


Forest Fire Management Victoria's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Scott Falconer has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to the United States and Canada to explore indigenous people's involvement in land and fire management.


The Churchill Fellowship Trust was formed with the principal objective of perpetuating and honouring Sir William Churchill's memory by awarding Memorial Fellowships. The aim of the trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of the talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

Sarah spoke to Scott about his aims for the United States, and his work with the Dja Dja Wurrung people.



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