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Meet our Futur-neers: Erin Hughes

Growing up on a boat in the Torres Strait until she was 14, water was an integral part of Erin Hughes’ childhood. Today, it’s the focus of her work as an engineer.

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Mobilising the Accessible Moto v2.0

Over the past year as EWB Australia initiated its new mobilisation program which matches...

In rural Cambodia, co-designed technology gives better access to livelihoods

The Agrilab works with communities of people with disability in rural areas of Cambodia to...

Partnering for Impact

“EWB Australia’s skill set and knowledge, and their capacity building of local engineers is...

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Regioneering on the road again

Regioneering on the road again

From Busselton on the southwest edge of Australia to the Torres Strait Islands in the far north, EWB Australia’s Regioneering program sprung well and truly back into action in 2022.Through week-long road trips, Regioneering inspires students in regional and remote...

Meet our Futur-neers: Erin Hughes

Meet our Futur-neers: Erin Hughes

Pictured: Erin running a Youth Outreach workshop with primary school students in the Torres Strait Growing up on a boat in the Torres Strait until she was 14, water was an integral part of Erin Hughes’ childhood. Today, it’s the focus of her work as an engineer. After...

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