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University of Sydney Business School

Abercrombie St & Codrington St

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Presented by The Sydney Environment Institute in partnership with Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Since 2012, the fight to stop the opening of the vast Galilee coal basin has emerged as an iconic pivot of the Australian climate and environment movement.

The Coal Truth: the fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy provides a timely and colourful contribution to one of the most important struggles in our national history – over the future of the coal industry. Written by an environmental insider with an eye on the world his daughters will inherit, The Coal Truth is told with wit and verve, drawing in other specialist voices to bring to life the contours of a contest that the people of Australia can’t afford to lose.

Join contributors Tara Moss, Berndt Sellheim and Lesley Hughes, and lead author David Ritter for the national launch of The Coal Truth: The Fight to Stop Adani, Defeat the big polluters and Reclaim our democracy. Each panellist will discuss their contributions to this unique new book, published at a crucial juncture in one of the most important struggles in our national history.

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Professor David Schlosberg, Co-director, Sydney Environment Institute

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Professor Lesley Hughes, Macquarie University
Tara Moss, Author
Berndt Sellheim, Poet
David Ritter, Author and CEO, Greenpeace Australia Pacific

About the author: David Ritter is chief executive officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. He holds honorary affiliations at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia. Before taking up his present position at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, David worked for Greenpeace in London in a series of senior campaign positions. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was one of Australia’s leading Indigenous rights lawyers. David is a widely published commentator on current affairs and is the author of two books on Indigenous land justice: Contesting Native Title (Allen & Unwin, 2009), and The Native Title Market (UWA Publishing, 2009).

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