Elizabeth O'Neill (official)

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Liz O'Neill OAM
Born Elizabeth Josephine O'Neill
(1969-03-19)19 March 1969
Died 7 March 2007(2007-03-07) (aged 37)
Alma mater University of Sydney (BA)
Occupation Diplomat, public servant
Religion Catholic
Spouse(s) Wayne Adams (m. 200307)
Children Lucinda

Elizabeth Josephine "Liz" O'Neill OAM (19 March 1969 – 7 March 2007) was an Australian public servant and diplomat.

She was Counsellor (Public Affairs) for the Public Affairs section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta at the time of her death.[1] in service of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.[2] She was killed on 7 March 2007 in the crash of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.[3][4] The Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award is given annually in her honour.[2]


O'Neill was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in October 2003 for her service as a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bali crisis taskforce through liaison with the media following the bombings which occurred in Bali on 12 October 2002.[5]


  1. ^ Dalton, Kevin (March 2007). "Allison Sudradjat and Elizabeth O'Neill - AusAID and Kang Guru Indonesia". Kang GURU Indonesia - Bali, Indonesia. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Uhlmann, Chris (14 March 2007). "Devoted to just doing her job". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Barraclough, Steven (10 March 2007). "Death of Australians in Yogyakarta - Australian Embassy". Australian Embassy, Jakarta. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Search Australian Honours: O'NEILL, Elizabeth Josephine, Award: Medal of the Order of Australia", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 7 April 2016