Neena Bhandari is a Sydney-based foreign correspondent and past president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association (Australia & South Pacific). She writes for various international and national publications. She started her career in 1985 with India’s leading national daily, The Times of India. She has since worked in the United Kingdom and Australia, reporting on a range of issues from environment and development, health and education, human rights and gender, to business, travel and indigenous issues. She has a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a diploma in Environmental Law and a Certificate in International Humanitarian Law from the Red Cross.