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Ms Sandell will speak about her journey from concerned climate activist to Member of Parliament.
Ellen will talk about what Australian Federal and State Governments can do to address climate change, how we stack up compared to comparable jurisdictions overseas, and how the recent East West toll road campaign is a good blue-print for how community organisations can influence Governments on issues of sustainability.
Presented by the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture.
Ellen is a passionate Melbourne local who lives in Kensington. She holds a dual Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree from the University of Melbourne, majoring in genetics, linguistics and Spanish.
Ellen began her career as a researcher with the CSIRO where she conducted a research project on the genetics of seed-set plants. She then worked on climate change policy for former Labor premier John Brumby's Department of Premier and Cabinet, and later became the chief executive of a national climate change non-profit organisation, the Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition.
Ellen is honoured to represent the people of Melbourne as the first Greens MP elected to the Victorian Lower House. As a parliamentarian, Ellen has continued to push for action on climate change, better public transport, a caring society and a liveable Melbourne.