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An activist life

Author: Christine Milne
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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-- is the story of an apparently ordinary woman – a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania – who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful business and political forces in the country. In it, Christine Milne tells her story through the objects that have symbolic meaning in both her personal and political life, from the butter pats in her kitchen that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Named Person: Christine Milne
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Milne
ISBN: 9780702260674 0702260673 9780702260681 0702260681
OCLC Number: 999616417
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Praise""; ""Author biography""; ""Title page""; ""Imprint page""; ""Contents""; ""Dedication""; ""Preface""; ""1: My Bloodâ#x80;#x99;s Country""; ""2: The Power of Lake Pedder: Awakening""; ""3: Saving the Franklin: Empowerment""; ""4: Wesley Vale: First Steps in Activism""; ""5: The Case of Port Arthur: Gun Law Reform""; ""6: Pride""; ""7: Demolishing Democracy: Dirty Tricks""; ""8: Being a Woman in Politics""; ""9: In Praise of Knitted Berets""; ""10: Climate in a Bottle""; ""11: Global Citizenship and World Heritage""; ""12: What Price Carbon?""; ""13: Art as Activism"" ""14: Backpacking and Beyond: Sri Lanka""""15: Seeking Asylum""; ""16: Leadership and the Importance of Timing""; ""17: The Tasmanian Activism App""; ""18: Green Leadership""; ""Afterword""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""About the illustrator""; ""Picture section""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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-- is the story of an apparently ordinary woman – a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania – who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful business and political forces in the country. In it, Christine Milne tells her story through the objects that have symbolic meaning in both her personal and political life, from the butter pats in her kitchen that represent her journey from farm girl at Wesley Vale to environmental and human rights activist at the national and global level, to the Pride t-shirt she wore walking in Mardi Gras next to her son, after years of fighting for the legal reform of gay rights in Tasmania. She describes how politics actually works: the deals, the promises kept and broken, the horse-trading and treachery involved in some of the most controversial and difficult issues of our time, including the attempts to forge a workable and effective climate change policy for Australia, and Australia's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. This is a fascinating insider's account of what it means to be a woman in politics: the sacrifices of family life and relationships, the relentless misogyny and sexism that must be endured, the gritty conviction that you must never, ever give up the pursuit of the greater good. It is the story of Australian politics and the fight to save the world, and essential reading for anyone who cares about either.

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