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Andree Stephens

Andree has been a journalist and communications officer for the past 35 years. She began working in newspapers in Canberra and AAP in the National Press Gallery, before a stint in Fleet Street, London, for a year. She worked as a freelance media consultant while living in rural NSW, which also included work with ABC radio, before returning to Canberra. 

Andree spent a year writing speeches for the former Governor General of Australia, Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, before returning to The Canberra Times as their senior feature writer and then Sunday newspaper editor. 

In 2010, Andree moved to Cairns to be closer to family and became the Head of News at The Cairns Post followed by seven years as Communications Advisor for the Far North Queensland port authority. 

She is intensely interested in the people and the places of Far North Queensland.



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