Category Archives: learning

Change Management for Campaigners: Six Secrets to Success

The late Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO of one of the world’s largest makers of carpets, Interface, said he used to be a typical industrialist – a ‘plunderer of the Earth’. In 1994 he was asked by a staff member … Continue reading

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Join me in a bigger dream for 2013?

This is the text from an ad placed by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton one hundred years ago. Rumour has it that Shackleton received 5000 applications. What is it that drives people to rise to a challenge, even when what’s asked … Continue reading

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How to Chair a Not for Profit Board

I’m stepping down from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s board in February; it’s time for board renewal! I started writing this guide as a letter to the new Chair (who is still to be confirmed) but in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Troll Alert: Standing Strong Through Online Abuse

It’s Monday and I’m on a supposedly laptop-free holiday. But I can’t stop thinking about what happened on Wednesday night. As Jamila Rizvi from MamaMia put it, a line was crossed that night when celebrity Charlotte Dawson was hospitalized after … Continue reading

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A Big Morning and a Chance to Reflect

Early mornings are ripe with mixed emotions for the reflective climate campaigner, especially today since my husband Simon’s decision to move on from GetUp after four years in the role is making headlines. Mornings are always the time when I … Continue reading

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‘Are You Here to Save Face, Or to Save Us?’

In a surprise announcement, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has just appointed Prime Minister Gillard as Co-Chair of a body set up to accelerate progress on the Millenium Development Goals in the two years remaining before the 2015 deadline. But … Continue reading

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Talking to Australia About Climate Change

Tomorrow, I’m co-starring in a climate change documentary aiming to reach those Australians who still have questions about the science of climate change. On Friday, Melbourne University Press is releasing my first full-length book. It answers all the questions a … Continue reading

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