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Ajar Sana

I'm joining from Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country with advocacy and policy experience in gender-based violence, disability justice and youth issues. At the heart of disability justice is community organising so though I...

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Zoe Grant

I am currently the Community Organiser at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia and through my role I am helping to start up refugee action groups across Sydney. Through this I support parishes...

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Will Potter

Being a proud Gundungurra man I have always been connected to Country and its story. As I grew aware of the threat that the climate crisis posed to Country, I felt an...

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Tony Goodfellow

I am currently the Victorian/Tas Community Organiser at RE-Alliance where we are working on climate action through the transition towards 100% renewable energy. A big focus is making sure regional communities make...

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Sunny Hungerford

When I started to volunteer with Mackay Conservation Group and Frontline Action on Coal in 2017 I began to see both the great results and challenges with community organising. My deep commitment...

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Shay Leighton

I’ve been involved in politics, protest and community organising in one form or another for as long as I can remember. Most of the time is was spent organising small activist groups...

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Raimundo Miralles

I am currently working as a Campaigner at Environment Victoria, where our main focus is to drive Victoria away from fossil fuels and to build a state where we can thrive within...

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Michael McGrath

I grew up around the ocean on NSW’s South Coast. I studied political science, majoring in international relations and took a keen interest in human rights and progressive politics. During time overseas,...

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Mateja Simovic

I’ve been an activist from a young age with my parents bringing me along to anti-war protests when I was a young child. Although I was a bit young to understand the...

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Lille Madden

I am a proud Arrernte, Bundjalung and Kalkadoon woman from Gadigal country. After working at Taronga Conservation Society in the Australian Fauna Precinct, I worked as the Natural Areas Aboriginal Heritage Officer...

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Kimberley Croxford

I grew up in a rural area of so-called Victoria. The Black Saturday bushfires were a catalyst in my life and the first time I grieved the wildlife and bush that I...

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Joshua Sean Nichols

I am a 22 year old living in Tasmania. I grew up in Western Victoria and have always been passionate about nature and connection with nature. This connection bloomed when I moved...

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Jane MacAllister

In the late 80s, while door-knocking suburban Adelaide, volunteering for Greenpeace, i realised the power of conversation in active listening, raising awareness, and debunking myths. With a diploma in Experiential Astrology and...

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Hugh Nicklason

A newcomer to community organising, I first got involved in the wake of COVID-19 after moving home to Tasmania from overseas. Beginning in the sphere of environmentalism, I got involved with grassroots...

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Hannah Ekin

I currently work for Arid Lands Environment Centre on the campaign against fracking and new gas developments in Central Australia and the NT. My work involves building an alliance of activists, experts...

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Grace Vegesana

I am the first Western Sydney Organiser for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), Organising Support Officer for Democracy in Colour, and a proud 21 year old woman-of-colour fighting for climate &...

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Geoff Bice

I get to organise with a range of amazing people on different campaigns thanks to my role with the Uniting Church WA in their Social Justice team. Whether it’s campaigns for the...

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Fahimah Badrulhisham

I am a Muslim, and I believe an intersectional approach is crucial for climate justice. I am also a registered architect, and I started my own practice in 2019 that focuses on...

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Emma-Leigh Synott

I am a medical doctor working as a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation, at the State Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Perth. I have had a passion for Environmental protection for many years and,...

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Emily Jones

I have long been passionate about environmental issues and the role that community organising can play to address them. I first became exposed to the power of community organising in high school,...

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Ella Shi

I’m the Digital and Communications Organiser the Migrant Workers Centre. Our organisation works alongside the union movement to empower migrant workers to fight for their rights at work. We also lead campaigns...

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Carly Robertson

My journey into climate activism started with a conversation. I was a guest at Climate for Change conversation in 2016, and from there I was inspired to become a volunteer facilitator, and...

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Bella Himmelreich

I work at the Young Workers Centre in Canberra, equipping young workers with the tools they need to fight for their rights at work. I also volunteer with Tomorrow Movement, organising and...

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Ellen Roberts

Since January 2013 I’ve worked as an organiser with the Mackay Conservation Group on the campaign against the Dudgeon Point coal terminal. Prior to this, I helped establish a climate action group...

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Andrew Bray

From 2009 to 2012 I worked on the Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions campaign. This was about building up a campaigning group within my local sustainability group. I organised and coordinated...

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Amelia Telford

Growing up in the Northern Rivers opened my eyes to the beautiful country that we live in and opened my mind to the reasons why we need to fight for it, for...

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Abigail (Abi) Jabines

I was a volunteer almost 15 years ago for a community-led marine sanctuary in an island in the Philippines. The community was mostly subsistence fishing families and we had to gain their...

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