Celebrating WA’s Everyday Heroes

To celebrate this week’s United Nations Public Service day the CPSU/CSA have commissioned three short films entitled Everyday Heroes, to be shown at a special screening at the State Library of WA, on Thursday 23rd of June 2011 at 5:30 PM. 

Yvonne Henderson, Equal Opportunity Commissioner, will open the screening. 

Members of the CPSU/CSA nominated three heroes who became the subject of the films. 

CPSU/CSA Branch Secretary, Toni Walkington, says the three short films highlight the diversity and importance of the work that the public service does. 

“These people are not famous, they are not weathly, they are hard working public servants who contribute to the public’s wellbeing everyday. 

They are making a difference – everyday heroes who live, breathe and do important jobs that help the wider community everyday,” said Ms Walkington. 

Meet the Everyday Heroes 

Elaine Capps - Department of Education 

In her role as Business Manager with Warnbro Community High School, Elaine works tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ to ensure that the school runs smoothly and that the students have access to all the resources, support facilities and technology they need. Elaine has been with the High School since doors first opened over 16 years ago. 

Eduardo Farate - Department for Child Protection 

Eduardo has lead the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) unit at the Department with a passion and committment to the community that has inspired his coworkers. Eduardo is currently completing his PHD at UWA, while still providing exemplary service and dedication to his work and the community. 

Tom Kenneally - Department of Environment and Conservation 

As the Sustainable Forest Management Coordinator for the Wellington District, Tom is known for his painstaking attention to detail and committment to his team and his job. Tom is also a Bushfire Duty Officer for the Collie Fire & Rescue team, and is working to develop and revolutionised new water transport methods for fighting fires.


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