Dr Michelle Maloney

Speaking @ Food Fighter

Dr. Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB(Hons) ANU, PhD Griffith Law) is the CoFounder of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance and the New Economy Network Australia and is a board member of Beyond Zero Emissions.

Michelle has more than 25 years’ experience creating and managing social justice, community development and ecological justice programs, including ten years working with First Nations Peoples in Queensland, on social justice and cultural heritage projects.

As Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Michelle manages the strategic direction and governance of AELA, including the extensive partnerships and networks that AELA has with the legal, academic, indigenous and environmental advocacy communities. Michelle oversees key programs, including AELA’s Rights of Nature Peoples Tribunals.

The Rights of Nature Peoples Tribunals are a unique forum for ecological justice in Australia, and the 2018 Rights of Nature Tribunal is putting the spotlight on the impact of industrial scale agriculture and food systems on Australia’s ecosystems and First Nations Peoples.

Michelle is also the Co-Founder of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA); has written a dozen articles and edited two books about Earth laws and wild law – “Wild Law in Practice” (2014) and “Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgments Project” (2017), both with Routledge.

She teaches an annual Earth Laws subject at Griffith University Law School.

Michelle is the Australian representative on the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, a member of the Steering Group of  ELGA, the Ecological Law and Governance Association and is co-founder and Steering Group member of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA).  Michelle lives in Brisbane, (Queensland) with her husband, daughter and Raz the Wonderdog.

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