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Activist Life 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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'A woman, a mother, a fighter. A heart-warming inspiration for all who want to make a real difference in this world.' Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
'Christine is a force to be reckoned with, a woman to laugh with and a great mentor. Her deep love for nature, concern for the climate and care for people is best expressed in her tenacity, hard work for decades, and little things like pots of homemade apricot jam. Read this book if you want to be inspired to back yourself and work for a better world.' Larissa Waters, former Greens Deputy Leader
'Christine Milne is a powerful champion for the planet and a world-renowned pioneer in Green politics. She has shown the way for many of us, and continues to inspire Greens around the world. Her story is compelling.' Caroline Lucas MP, Co-Leader, Green Party of England and Wales
'Christine Milne has always been much more than an activist. She has long been a powerful inspiration to me and countless thousands of other Australians because of her relentless fight against greed, environmental destruction, war, discrimination and political corruption. Christine Milne will never lose her humanity. She is incorruptible.' Peter Cundall, author and previous presenter of Gardening Australia
'Christine Milne is one of the world's most important environmental voices; to have the story of where she came from and how she has fought her many battles is a great gift, one which will inspire all of us to fight harder and smarter.' Bill McKibben, founder 350.org--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B076CVJFJZ
- Publisher : University of Queensland Press; 1st edition (8 November 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 9162 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 491,624 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I left Tasmania at the beginning of 1974. Green politics was not yet a strong force in local politics, but activists were mobilising. Christine Milne’s name first came to my attention over the proposed pulp mill at Wesley Vale, and again when she was elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in 1989. But it wasn’t until Ms Milne was elected to the Australian Senate in 2004, and then became leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens in 2012 that I thought a little more about her involvement in politics. I picked up this book hoping to learn a little more about the woman behind the politician, and was intrigued.
This is not a standard autobiography. Ms Milne writes:
‘I am like a lot of people. People who find it hard to write about how they feel, but will happily explain the history of an object they value. Through their stories of how an object came into their keeping and why it means so much to them you can learn a lot about a person. That is why I have chosen to tell the story of one woman’s life, my life, through objects that matter to me.’
And so it was that I read about Peg Putt’s picnic chair, about the butter pats she keeps as a reminder of her life as a girl growing up on a dairy farm at Wesley Vale, about the Gay Pride T-shirt she wore while marching at Mardi Gras with her son. There are other items, too, which are important to Ms Milne. Through reading about those items, I came to appreciate more of what Ms Milne has achieved as well as the challenges faced by women in politics. I admire Christine Milne’s gritty determination, her dogged persistence in trying to make a difference by ensuring that environmental and social issues are not ignored or forgotten. I could wish that all politicians were as principled as Ms Milne.
Recommended reading for all with an interest in Australian politics.