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In Brief: Former resident up for AUSSIE award

Former Siem Reap resident Leigh Mathews, 27, founder of Future Cambodia Fund, is a Victorian Finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards. She lived in Siem Reap in 2004, volunteering for charitable organisations before returning to Melbourne to set up her own charity. According to an announcement of her nomination, "Over the last four years she has worked seven days a week in her determination to help Cambodia's children, and in a short time has made an enormous difference." The award will be announced Tuesday.

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