Rhonda Kelly Naparula is a Waramungu/Garawa woman who lives in Brisbane and has four children and two young grandchildren. Rhonda is passionate about higher education, human rights and social justice, the environment and politics. Recently retired she has held numerous senior and executive positions in the community and public sectors and is committed to advocating for a healthy and secure world for present and future generations.
‘Binil Kattiparambil is on the board of the Islamic Council of QLD, a body that represents approximately 50 Muslim organisations in QLD. He is also on the Managing committee of the Alliance of Australian Muslims, a national representative body and was the former President of the Islamic Society of Central QLD. Currently he leads the advocacy works for ICQ and is highly involved in its charitable projects.’
Marianne Hanson teaches and researches in the field of international politics. She is also Vice-Chair of ICAN Australia – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, and she will be speaking about the problems that nuclear submarines will pose to our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Brisbane Combined Unions Choir conductor Elliot Rintoul – The CUC took as its motto the old International Workers’ of the World (IWW) saying: “A movement that sings, shall never die.” They are living up to that motto, being the longest running “Art in working Life” project in Australia.
Rod Welford is a former Qld Environment Minister and Attorney General, now Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and Vice President of the UNAA Qld. His main professional interests are in effective government, sustainable business and ethical organisational culture.
Kristin Perissinotto is a union official at the Electrical Trades Union, and the ETU rep for IPAN. She is passionate about workers’ rights and conditions, and the impact of war on the climate, First Nations People, and refugees and people seeking asylum.
Janette McLeod is from the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom