Who We Are

The Tipping Point team is a tight knit, hard working group with a track record of delivering powerful community led campaigns, including helping to spearhead the Australian fossil fuel divestment movement, supporting the growth of the #StopAdani campaign, organising mass climate mobilisations, and pushing major banks to say no to fossil fuels.

We are a national project of Friends of the Earth Australia, work closely with an amazing network of national grassroots leaders, and are supported by an incredible group of advisors.

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Charlie Wood

Charlie has over a decade of experience working as a campaigner, organiser, and policy advisor across the environmental movement. She is the former Campaigns Director for 350.org Australia, where she helped to launch and implement the Australian fossil fuel divestment campaign, push some of the world's biggest banks to say no to funding fossil fuel projects and grow the national #StopAdani network. Prior to this, she worked as a national grassroots campaigner with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and in Parliament as an advisor on climate, energy and environment. 


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Moira Williams

For over a decade Moira has been a leader in the grassroots climate movement - from building a network of Climate Action Groups in NSW to working with landholders, traditional owners and coal affected communities in central Central QLD and the United States. She has been an active member of numerous grassroots climate collectives, and for the last 4 years has worked on the campaign to keep Galilee basin coal safely in the ground.


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Isaac Astill

Isaac has worked at 350.org Australia on the fossil fuel divestment campaign which led to over 150 institutions moving their money out of fossil fuels. As a #StopAdani Campaigner, Isaac has helped launch, grow, and support the grassroots network that has been the engine room of the campaign. This has included helping run the #StopAdani Roadshow attended by 4000 people, the successful campaign push on Westpac and CommBank with 130+ actions, and the design of the #StopAdani website that has 160 groups and 1000+ events registered and counting. For his contributions, Isaac has been awarded the Bob Brown Young Environmentalist of the Year.


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Josh Creaser

Calmly managing big and complex projects is his forte - including the first ever Adani week of action targeting Commonwealth Bank at 50 branches and the 2018 Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree. Josh helped rebuild an active climate movement in Canberra through training and mentoring dozens of volunteers, building collaborations and leading the successful campaign to get the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels. Josh also has experience working in solidarity with frontline communities.


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Nina Atkinson

Nina has eight years working in the climate movements of Australia & New Zealand. Previously she worked as the Co-Convener of Generation Zero, New Zealand's youth-run climate organisation, where she helped to launch and run the campaign for the Zero Carbon Act, a groundbreaking piece of climate change legislation about to be passed into law. She has campaigned for climate action and social justice at ActionStation Aoteroa, where she established a community campaigning platform now widely used across NZ. More recently she has worked on the StopAdani campaign initially as a campaigner at GetUp, working with grassroots groups across the country.


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Zoe Buckley-Lennox

Zoe has been involved with the grassroots climate movement for eight years, working locally with groups, leading mobilisations and actions on the frontlines and in cities. She has also worked with international climate organisations and participated in high profile actions internationally, including climbing and occupying Shell's Arctic oil drilling rig in 2015. She cut her organising teeth with Fossil Free Universities where she learnt about the power of community organising, while writing a thesis on the social psychology of direct action in the climate space.




Matt Ross

Matt is passionate about climate justice and has spent the last 8 year campaigning and organising on climate and social change. For the last 3 years has been co-ordinating the formidable #StopAdani Gold Coast group, and helped to lead a team of legends to become one of the strongest groups in the country turning the Gold Coast into a burgeoning hub of climate activism. He's just finished his role working in mental health to commit full-time to the climate movement. Matt is a keen surfer and is based on the Gold Coast on Yugambeh speaking country.



Aimee Bull-McMahon

Aimee has 7 years experience working on digital communications, campaigns and organising in the union, climate and human rights movements. She began her career working for members of the mighty United Voice union (now the United Workers Union) and has since led digital communications teams at both Solar Citizens and Amnesty International Australia.

 

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Joan Staples

Dr Joan Staples has had a career in policy and advocacy across a range of NGO sectors – environment, Indigenous affairs, international development, consumers, and social services.  Currently, as an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, she publishes on the democratic role of NGOs here.


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Larissa Baldwin

Larissa is the Co Founder of Seed -- Australia's first indigenous youth climate network and now works for GetUp! in their human rights team. She brings deep connections and experience with Seed and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition; two organisations that have developed expertise in training and developing networks of young people to take action on strategic national campaigns.


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Tony Mohr

Tony trained as a mechanical engineer and led the Climate Campaign Team at the Australian Conservation Foundation for many years. He has vast experience working with NGOs and at the grassroots level in the climate movement and currently leads the Alliance for Gambling reform comprising 60 organisations.

 

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 350.org, 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.

 

We are a lean team that makes every dollar count. Our overheads are small so that we can prioritise our funds to make the biggest impact possible.

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