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Riya Kundu

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Riya is a Manager in Nous’ public policy practice who has worked across the justice, human services and health sectors.

Her background in law and economics combines with adeptness at connecting with people to make her a well-rounded consultant capable of delivering innovative and thoughtful solutions for clients. Riya has a strong interest in the development of outcomes-focused public policy which is grounded in the needs and voices of local communities and the people who are directly impacted.

Influential work

  • Reviewed a state restorative justice conferencing program and subsequently developed several service delivery model options for different user needs and circumstances
  • Managed the development of a strategic plan for the Royal Flying Doctors Service in the Northern Territory and South Australia with a focus on community and service delivery partnerships
  • Conducted a statutory review of the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act using trends analysis and consultations with unions, employer representative groups and regulatory bodies
  • Currently managing the development of a strategic plan for a peak body in Aboriginal health in the Kimberley
  • Current developing a state government youth justice strategy that focuses on centring the voices of young people and partnering across government departments to achieve outcomes.

Outside of Nous

Riya holds a double degree in law and economics from the Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining Nous, Riya worked in planning and environment law and volunteered as a youth advisor at Amnesty International Australia.

In her spare time...

You can find Riya cooking for friends, painting, practising yoga or spending time in nature (sometimes with a pair of binoculars, looking for interesting birds).

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