Vicki Perrin works with Lock the Gate Alliance as regional coordinator for the Wide Bay Burnett in Qld. I was plunged into the world of community organising in 2013. I have been coordinating the campaign in the Wide Bay Burnett since then. The campaign against shale gasfields in the region has grown steadily and consists now of many locals from diverse backgrounds working together towards a common goal.
I love to watch the shift in people as their awareness grows on an issue. I get very excited watching locals put their differences aside to protect the places and people they love.