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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The new voices of light rail

Five Canberra college students will be the ‘voices of light rail’, pre-recording public announcements to be broadcast to passengers travelling on the light rail network.

Naomi Abakah, Caterina Fellows and Hejha Piran from Gungahlin College and Marli Haddeil and Saga Nury from Dickson College were announced as the winners at the final auditions held on Friday 19 October at Dickson College.

Year 11 and 12 Students from the four colleges along the light rail stage one route, Gungahlin College, Dickson College, Merici College and Daramalan College, were invited to audition.

The winners were decided by a judging panel following a live reading of the announcements. The judging panel included representatives from Transport Canberra, Canberra Metro Operations, Canberra FM, Canberra Weekly and Guide Dogs ACT.

The winners’ voices will be recorded for the official light rail announcements ready for the start of operations.

ANU Professor recognised

Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck from the Australian National University (ANU) has had his work recognised with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

For over 40 years, Professor Lambeck has researched the Earth and its changes over time, with his discoveries leading to accurate planning for space missions, new methods of mineral exploration and an understanding of the impact of sea level changes on human civilisation.

Professor Lambeck has been with the ANU since 1977. He has also been the Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences and President of the Australian Academy of Science. He has published two books and more than 250 papers on geophysics, geology, space science and glaciology.

Professor Lambeck was presented with his award by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Parliament House on Wednesday 17 October.

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