Friday, February 8, 2013

Why Protect The West Kimberley?: Carmen Lawrence

Watch to the end ... and share ... everywhere " ... I say these are their rights as a citizen. As citizens of Australia they shouldn’t have to sell off their heritage ... to break the law. And of course it’s driven a wedge through local communities. It’s created a great deal of social unrest, and there’ll be more of that in the future.

The West Kimberley is not a place for sale. It’s not a place that we can trash. And I for one don’t want to be part of the generation that’s responsible for doing that".
And Redhand seconds that!
Why Protect The West Kimberley?: Carmen Lawrence at TEDxPerth - YouTube

Published on Jan 23, 2013
After training as a research psychologist at the University of Western Australia and lecturing in a number of Australian universities, Dr Lawrence entered politics in 1986, serving at both State and Federal levels for 21 years. She was at various times W.A Minister for Education and Aboriginal affairs and was the first woman Premier and Treasurer of a State government. She shifted to Federal politics in 1994 when she was elected as the Member for Fremantle and was appointed Minister for Health and Human Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. She has held various portfolios in Opposition, including Indigenous Affairs, Environment, Industry and Innovation and was elected national President of the Labor Party in 2004. She retired from politics in 2007.

Dr Lawrence is now Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia and Chair of the Australian Heritage Council.


TEDxPerth 2012 took place on Saturday 8 December 2012 at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. Over 500 people attended in person and listeners all over the country enjoyed the day by tuning in to the live broadcast on digital radio.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really glad I did watch to the end.