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Paige Burton

Paige Burton


Paige is an NGO messaging and campaigning consultant. She was the 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, conducting the largest ever consultation of Australian young people. She previously served as the National Education Director and Chair of the Board for United Nations Youth Australia. 


Paige helped develop the UN Youth Australia’s national curriculum, founded the first national advocacy-oriented public speaking competition (Voice), and facilitated educational tours of Timor L’este, and the Middle East for high school students.

Until 2016, Paige was the Events & Operations Manager at the Centre for Australian Progress, a non-profit organisation committed to building the advocacy capacity of Australian civil society. In 2015 and 2016, Paige was recognised for her work by Pro Bono Australia as the youngest ever recipient of the ‘Impact 25: The 25 Most Influential People in the Social Sector’ award. In 2017, Paige was as the Do-Gooder of the Year at the FWD and Organise Conference for campaign practitioners. 

Paige is the Vice President of People With Disability Australia, and serves on the advisory board for the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute.

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