Luke holds a Bachelor of Languages and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), specialising in Asian languages and political violence in Indonesia, and he has previously volunteered with the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Melbourne. Luke has written on Central Asia for the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), and he is a senior data analyst in the finance sector.
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