Private Laurelliza Morea

​PNG-born ADF private breaks language barrier

Normally PTE Morea assists in maintaining communications equipment for a Signals Regiment. However her language skills were put to good use for Operation Hannah, the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) contribution to the 2017 Papua New Guinea national elections.

PTE Morea was sent back to her homeland to work as a translator, helping to overcome language barriers.

"I was so happy I was able to go back, I've always wanted to do this job,” she said.