Movement Builders

Gillian Reffell

Gillian has been active in the Sydney grassroots climate movement since 2012. She’s a founding member of Tipping Point and a Stop Adani group coordinator.

Liisa Rusanen

Liisa lives in Coffs Harbour, on Gumbaynggirr country, with her two children, where she founded the Coffs Coast Climate Action Group in 2013, and has supported the formation of other grassroots climate groups in her region. She is passionate about creating a strong and diverse movement for climate justice and a fair transition to renewable energy across the mid-north coast of NSW - and everywhere.

Kara Stuart

Kara grew up in the bush in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne, and from a young age knew the importance of protecting our natural environment. Kara has volunteered with, ActionAid and Stop Adani Melbourne, and currently co-chairs the Women’s Climate Justice Collective. She is passionate about climate justice and a just transition to 100% renewable energy, and joined Tipping Point to help make that happen.

April Broadbent

April has volunteered with AYCC, ACF, and Japan Cat Network in communications, community organising and volunteer management roles. Now based on the Gold Coast/Yugambeh speaking land, she’s volunteering across several groups in the Gold Coast Climate Action Network with particular interest in growing the climate movement in the central and northern parts of the Gold Coast. April has a professional background in communications and education.