Brisbane-Workshop_30-SeptemberExploring Community and Nature’s Rights

1 day workshop, Brisbane, 30 September 2013

For a copy of the flyer and full day program, please click here.

  • Date: 1 day workshop, Monday 30th September (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Venue: EcoCentre, Building N68, 170 Kessels Road, Griffith University Nathan Campus, Brisbane
  • Cost: A nominal fee of $20 is being charged to cover lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • How to book your place: Please visit our Trybooking online system by clicking here:

Summary: All around the world, communities are fighting to protect their local  ecosystems and communities from the destructive impacts of coal seam gas, coal mining, logging and other harmful activities. 

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear from activists and lawyers, from Australia, the USA and Ecuador who are using new organising frameworks to successfully protect their natural and human communities.

It will include information about new  approaches in the USA and other parts of the world, which  use organizing frameworks and local legislation to assert  community rights and the Rights of Nature.  Morning presentations will be followed by time in the afternoon for interactive discussions and break out groups, to assist with the development of new partnerships and collaborative projects.

Brisbane-Workshop_30-September2Speakers and panellists include:

  • Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil, from the USA’s Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund (CELDF) –
  • Nati Greene, Fundacion Pachamama, Ecuador (
  • Drew Hutton and Annie Kia, Lock the Gate Alliance (
  • Aidan Ricketts, Southern Cross University and author of ‘The Activists Handook’ (
  • Michelle Maloney, Convenor, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
  • Jo-Ann Bragg, Principal Solicitor, Queensland Environmental Defender’s Office (

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