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As a former deputy prime minister of Australia, John Anderson is a known public figure with political connections many private companies would happily leverage. But as the newly announced chair of the Crawford Fund, Anderson will be using his political connections and public visibility to increase education and awareness of the important role Australia's agricultural research community plays in improving crop production and food security in developing countries.
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Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.