Partnership opportunities

10 June 2008

Andrew Buick was seconded from the Northern Territory Government for 10 months to work as the Manager for Knowledge and Adoption at Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) Charles Darwin University.

This opportunity arose for Andrew through the Charles Darwin University/Northern Territory Government Partnership Agreement.

"The CDU/NTG Partnership Agreement provided me with the chance to take up a temporary employment opportunity with CDU,” said Andrew.

“I was able to experience a different work environment, learn new skills and bring different perspectives and skills to the research team. The flexibility meant that I was able to keep a position back with Government, keeping long term options open.”

TRaCK is a research hub under the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Programme, and provides the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use and management of Australia’s tropical rivers and estuaries.

Visit TRaCK’s website for more information:

Key objectives

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social and Cultural Development
  3. Environmentally Sustainable Development

About the partnership

The Partnership Agreement provides for the economic and social development of the Northern Territory to be supported by a robust and resilient University working in partnership with government agencies and the wider community to contribute to education, research, policy development and program delivery.