This online conversation will explore the recent historic ruling of the Queensland Land Court to recommend against approval of Clive Palmer’s proposed Waratah Coal Mine – a new mega thermal coal mine on the Bimblebox Nature Reserve on Wangan and Jagalingou country in the Galilee Basin. The case was brought by The Bimblebox Alliance and Youth Verdict (a coalition of young people from across Queensland). The Land Court’s refusal was on the basis of climate change and human rights impacts of the mine.
The event continues the popular Women’s Climate Conversations online series hosted by the Women’s Climate Congress. These events create a space for open conversations among women to explore feminist perspectives on climate change and build community around women’s voices and leadership.
In this event, Alison Rose, Patricia Julien, and Murrawah Johnson (TBC) will be in conversation with WCC Founder, Dr. Janet Salisbury.
Alison Rose is a Solicitor within the Safe Climate (Coal and Human Rights) team working on ground-breaking climate litigation at the Environmental Defenders Office Ltd (EDO). She was the lead solicitor for the Waratah Coal Mine case. Alison is also a member of the Women’s Climate Congress Steering Circle (aka Board).
Patricia Julien is the Secretary for The Bimblebox Alliance (TBA) and part of the legal communications team for the Alliance with EDO. She has a background in physical geography, microclimatology, rangeland hydrology & ecology, and was formerly the Coordinator of Mackay Conservation Group where she prepared submissions on the environmental impacts of coal mining, and regional and coastal planning and development policies.
Murrawah Johnson (TBC) is a Wirdi woman from Wangan and Jagalingou country, Co-director and First Nations program lead at Youth Verdict, and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council.