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.

Nic Dureau

Nic has developed a strong passion for social justice campaigns. Whether it is negotiating workplace pay agreements or fundraising for women's empowerment programs in Timor Leste. That volunteering has transferred to his work with Tipping Point where he is driven by the impact climate change will have on marginal and frontline communities.

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.

Maddie Sarre

Maddie has been volunteering in the climate movement for a decade, since she started a climate change action group in her school in the Adelaide Hills, an area vulnerable to increased bushfire risk. She went on to become state coordinator of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition in South Australia. Maddie has worked on a number of campaigns, but she is most proud of having been part of the campaign for a just transition replacing Port Augusta's coal fired power stations with renewable energy. She has also worked for over two years in the trade union movement and is interested in combating climate change as on of the drivers of rising and systemic inequality.

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.


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