Christine Milne AO has been a social justice and environmental activist all her life both in Tasmania and around the world. From her arrest on the Franklin River in the early 1980s to her campaign to save native forests and protect the Wesley Vale farm lands from a polluting pulp mill.
Christine served as the first female leader in State Parliament and as leader of the Tasmanian Greens driving action on global warming in the Federal Parliament and as a Vice-President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She has always been a courageous advocate for communities and the planet.
Christine lists as her proudest parliamentary achievements gun law reform, gay law reform, the Apology to the Stolen Generation in Tasmania and the world leading Clean Energy Package in the Federal Parliament. Since retiring from representative politics, she continues to campaign for climate justice, 100% renewable energy, forest protection and biodiversity conservation as well as being a doting grandmother.
From protest signs to the Twitterverse: How activism has evolved to stay relevant
Join a panel discussion on Day 1 at the TasCOSS State Conference 2019 with Tasmanian icon Christine Milne AO, Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan and Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) Tasmania schools coordinator Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn to hear their thoughts, experiences and musings from the coalface of activism.