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St Laurence’s College, Brisbane (inc LVE) Saturday October 15th-17th, 2011
Time to get with
the program
Thank you for being part of transform-
ing our country at Power Shift 2011.
Power Shift is more than just a confer-
ence. It’s a moment where our move-
ment comes together to show we’re
powerful. We can get ourselves out of
this climate change mess and create a
brighter, healthier, more sustainable
world while we’re at it.
We frst held Power Shift in 2009 in
Sydney, where over 1000 young people
came together to kick-start this move-
ment. Since then, Power Shifts have
been held in the UK, Canada, USA,
India, China...and right now, they’re
being held all over Europe.
This movement is bigger than just you
and I. It’s national and it’s global. As
you’re reading this, take a moment to
look around you. You should be able
to see hundreds of other young people
who, like you, are change-makers who
are shifting the power from polluting,
old energy sources to new, renewable
power sources. We’re shifting the pow-
er from big polluters and politicians to
us: young people.
We are the people who are going to
transform our country, and Power Shift
2011 is where it starts.
Map of campus
Important numbers
Code of conduct
About the AYCC
Getting the most
out of Power Shift
Schedule of events
Workshop schedule
Speaker information
Entertain Me!
The Power Shift Team
Sustainable Shift
Continuing the
Power Shift -
Repower Australia
Over three days, participants will hear
from experts on climate science, solu-
tions and policy, and take part in train-
ings from some of Australia’s leading
campaigners. There’s a concert on Sun-
day night, a media stunt on Monday,
and plenty of opportunities for partici-
pants to get to know other Power Shift-
ers from around the country.
And it’s about more than just the three
days of the summit. Power Shift comes
at a time when ambition and vision
seem to have deserted the climate de-
bate. While many have heralded the
upcoming carbon price legislation as
the “frst step”, Power Shifters are al-
ready looking ahead to the next steps
that need to follow.
“A carbon price is a foundation on
which we can build. But our generation
knows that we can aim higher - we can
transform Australia to become a nation
powered by 100% safe, just and renew-
able energy sources,” says AYCC Na-
tional Director Ellen Sandell.
“At Power Shift we’ll be launching a
campaign to make this happen.”
The campaign, Repower Australia, will
see young people from across the coun-
try call on the Government to support
the transformation to renewable power,
whilst also encouraging their local
businesses to make the switch through
fun events.
It’s this optimism that underpins the
youth climate movement in Australia,
and has seen it grow in recent years to
become a driving force in the climate
The Australian Youth Climate Coali-
tion, the organisation behind Power
Shift, has grown in four years to 65,000
members, and is now the largest youth-
run organisation in Australia.
What will it mean now that this
movement has arrived in Brisbane?
Join in the Power Shift to fnd out!
Summit heats up Brisbane
Your guide
to all things
Power Shift
Welcome to
Power Shift
Young people have converged in
Brisbane today for Power Shift -
the frst youth summit on climate
change in the city’s history.
Right now you’re in the most im-
portant place you could possibly be.
writes Ellen Sandell
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It’s time to Repower Australia.
Read more p.24
Our generation knows that
we can aim higher - we can
transform Australia to be-
come a nation powered by
100% safe, just and renew-
able energy sources.

Ellen Sandell
AYCC National Director
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AYCC PS 2011
the venue
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Carpark Entrance
(Hancock Street)
Gair Field
& Hancock Street
Carpark Below

1 Administration Building
2 Archbishop Duhig Building
3 Br Hogan Yr 8 Centre
4 Br Spillane Technology Centre
5 Archbishop O’Donnell Building
6 Br Grundy VAPA Centre
7 Edmund Rice Building
8 Br Campbell Resource Centre
9 Brady Hall
10 Pool Complex
11 Auditorium ERPAC
(Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre)
Power Shift has been made possible by the generosity of our sponsors
When you arrive at Power Shift, head to the Welcome Desk in the
main entrance of ERPAC, the Level 6 Foyer, to register.
The plenaries will take place in the Edmund Rice Performing Arts
Centre (ERPAC), and the workshops will be presented in the Arch-
bishop Duhig Building. The panels will be in the McElligott Theatre.
Food and drink vendors will be stationed in the Main Quadrangle
Lost property will be kept at the Welcome Desk in the ERPAC Level
6 Foyer. If you get lost in the SLC Campus, call a welfare volunteer.
St Laurence’s College is walking distance from South Bank train
station, Mater Hill Bus Station, and the Maritime Museum City-
Cat stop.
Supervised walking groups will leave Brisbane City YHA, Bris-
bane City Backpackers’, and Chill Backpackers’, at 7:45 and
8:00am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning.
A Hearing Loop is available for the fve chairs in the centre of the
last two rows of the ERPAC auditorium. Please inform Power Shift
volunteers if you require this facility.
Wheelchair-accessible seating is provided at Level 6 Auditorium
Access, Level 5 Auditorium Access, and at Level 4 Front of Stage.
Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located on Level 3 and Level 5,
and behind the stage on Level 4. All foors of the ERPAC building are
connected by two elevators.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Power Shift “a great success!”
Experts claim the success of Power
Shift this weekend will be due in
great part to the conduct of all par-
Power Shift is a safe space for all participants. This means that when we agree to be part of
Power Shift we agree to behave in a way that is respectful and considerate of differing beliefs,
genders, race, religions, orientations and opinions. Below outlines the participant code of con-
duct at Power Shift.

I agree that every one is entitled to their own opinion, regardless of whether others think it is
right or wrong. I agree to listen to everyone’s opinions and experiences without interrupting.
Understand that every one is equal and so we should all share the group’s time equally.

I agree to respect other people’s physical and emotional boundaries. I understand that I must
always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone or crossing personal boundaries.
“ “
I understand that I must take responsibility for my own safety and get help if I need it.

I agree to look out for others at all times. I understand and respect that the confer-
ence space is drug, smoke and alcohol free.

I understand that throughout Power Shift I will refrain from being intolerant of someone’s
religious beliefs or lack thereof, and from being racist, ageist, sexist, homophobic, transpho-
bic, able-ist, classist, size-ist, and to refrain from any other behaviour or language that may
continue to disadvantage or hurt other people.

Important numbers
For police assistance call:
131 444
In case of Emergency only -
Ambulance, Police or Fire (24hrs): 000
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline (24 hr counselling): 13 11 14
OCD & Anxiety Helpline: 1300 2694 389
St Laurence’s College:
(07) 3010 1111
For serious welfare issues
Call Lisa Caripis, 0416 436 652
In Case of Fire
If the alert tone is sounded (“beep beep
beep”) be prepared to evacuate and await
If the evacutation tone is sounded (“whoop
whoop whoop”) evacuate immediately and
assemble outside on the basketball courts
Do not attempt to open any door without
feeling the door with the back of your hand:
if it is warm, do not open it, and seek a safer
way to exit. When passing through a fre exit
door, make sure that it closes behind you to
stop the spread of smoke and fre.
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Established in 2004 by Robert Purves AM, the Purves Environmental
Fund visions an environmentally sustainable world. It is committed to
advancing, primarily through education of individuals and organisations,
environmental sustainability and preservation of biodiversity.
The Fund grants gifts (funds) to enable and
empower others working towards environ-
mental sustainability and preservation of
biodiversity. Fund objectives are:
• act as a catalyst to change,
• fill gaps in effecting change,
• break down barriers to action,
• support creation of new thinking and
• provide bold leadership, and
• encourage participation of stakeholders
Charitable purpose
The charitable purposes of the Fund are:
a) to protect and enhance the natural envi-
b) to enhance the protection of Australia’s
unique biodiversity for the benefit of
future generations through the protec-
tion of native species and the ecological
processes that support them, particularly
in the primary production landscape;
c) to provide information and education
about the natural environment and to
improve the Australian community’s
understanding of the urgent need for
greater sustainability; and
d) to support scientific research and field
projects that are aimed at supporting
catalytic work to find solutions for im-
portant environmental issues that are not
currently supported by environmental
groups or government.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition
continues to demonstrate the power of young
people coming together with a common goal
to tackle climate change. Your enthusiasm,
persistence and innovative approach are a
welcome voice in a sometimes negative and
often misinformed debate.
Australia has an opportunity to move to a clean
energy future and cut pollution before the task
becomes more difficult and costly. That is
why the Australian Government has developed
a comprehensive Clean Energy Future Plan,
including four elements: a carbon price;
renewable energy; energy efficiency; and action
on the land.
A price on carbon, in particular, will create
incentives to cut pollution and invest in clean
energy. It will ensure that pollution is reduced
in the most environmentally effective and
economically efficient way. This is a fact that is
well recognised by economists from around the
world, and respected institutions such as the
OECD and the Productivity Commission.
Together with the carbon price and Renewable
Energy Target, the Clean Energy Finance
Corporation and the Australian Renewable
Energy Agency will drive the biggest expansion
in the clean energy sector in Australia’s history,
building a critical mass of renewable energy,
energy efficiency and low-emissions generations
Using energy more efficiently – conserving
energy use, avoiding waste and working smarter
– is also an important part of the Clean Energy
Future Plan. Not only can energy efficiency
reduce carbon emissions, but it also helps save
money on energy bills.
And, action on the land – the fourth element of
the Clean Energy Future Plan – offers Australia
significant opportunities to reduce carbon
pollution and increase the amount of carbon
stored on the land, for example, through the
Carbon Farming Initiative.
The Australian
Government is proud
to support Power
Shift 2011 and the
important role that
Australia’s young
people play in the
transition to a clean
energy future – your
The Hon Greg Combet AM MP
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Effiency
Working together for
a Clean Energy Future
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to the UN
climate talks
The AYCC is more than just Power Shift
Our mission is simple: to create a gen-
eration-wide movement to solve the
climate crisis, before it’s too late. We
do this through advocating for political
and policy change, as well as longer-
term cultural change. We believe we
need both if we’re going to create the
kind of healthy, sustainable future we
want to live in.
Imagine a world where… an inspiring
young leader delivers a cutting-edge
presentation to students about how we
can contribute to a sustainable future.
A group of students swept up in the
positive vision approaches the present-
er; they want to be involved.
The presenter links them to an online
hub where they have the support and
resources necessary to deploy change-
making projects in their schools,
homes and communities.
The students run these successful and
fun projects in unity with hundreds of
other student groups across the nation.
At the end of the year they are recog-
nised as leaders at a summit and are
invited to become mentors for future
action groups.
The program grows in scale and im-
pact, building a generation-wide
movement of sustainability leaders.
AYCC wants all our leaders to commit
to stronger action on climate change,
to make sure polluters pay for the pol-
lution they create, to help make re-
newable energy cheaper, and to invest
more in sustainability education.
We need a fair, ambitious and legally
binding international treaty to solve
the climate crisis. Each year, the AYCC
sends youth delegations to the UN cli-
mate talks to raise the youth voice on
the international stage and work with
other youth organisations around the
world to strengthen the global youth
climate movement.
We are always looking for new volun-
teers - passionate people who are com-
mitted to building our movement.
Volunteering is a great way to meet
like-minded people, to help AYCC
win campaigns and learn about climate
change and social change, while gain-
ing new skills, or sharing your skills
with others.
You can volunteer in our offces in
Melbourne or Sydney, or join an
AYCC group in your town, suburb,
school, uni or city. If there isn’t an
AYCC group near you - start one! We
can help.
The AYCC is a coalition of over
65,000 young members and 30
youth organisations who are all
committed to solving the climate
Check us out!
For more information about volunteering, joining
or starting a group,
or email
What does the AYCC do?

Switched On
We can come to your school
if you invite us!
We run campaigns and do lobbying to
make sure the youth voice is heard.
Each year, the AYCC sends youth del-
egations to the UN climate talks.
You can volunteer in our offices in
Melbourne or Sydney, or join an AYCC
group in your town, suburb, school,
uni or city.
You don’t have to imagine for too
long - Switched On Schools is arriv-
ing in 2012!
Check the AYCC website for more
details coming soon.
Sustainable Transport Workshop
Who we are and what we do
What does it mean to be sustainable? For the Department of Transport and
Main Roads, it means balancing the needs of today with the expectations of
tomorrow. It’s about considering the impacts that our transport system has on
Queensland’s people, our environment and the economy.
The team at the Ofce of Sustainable Transport develops policies and
provides recommendations to create a sustainable transport system for all
Queenslanders. We are home to TravelSmart which informs and motivates
everyone to consider their travel choices, encouraging them to drive less and
choose more active and sustainable transport options.
The Workshop
We want to hear from you on how we can build a more sustainable future. Share
your ideas about how we can build a better understanding of what motivates
your travel choices. We are keen to know your thoughts about topics including;
• howyougetaround
• activeandsustainabletransport
• loweremissionvehicles
• fuel-efcientdriving
• alternativefuels.
This is your opportunity to provide input into how we all can contribute to a
more sustainable transport future.
Facilitated by Jen Collin, Director of the Ofce of Sustainable
Transport. Jennifer has over ten years experience in policy
development, having focussed on areas such as cycling
and walking policy, road safety, transport planning, travel
demand management and oil vulnerability.
The workshop will be an educational and interactive
session that we hope flls you with ideas and knowledge of
ways to infuence others how to travel more sustainably.
See you there.
Transport and Main Roads
Connecting Queensland
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QUT leads research to support
responsible use of resources
and sustainable solutions to
climate challenges and
power generation.
• RenewableEnergy
• GreenhouseGasManagement
• ZeroCarbonEmissionsCities
• EarthandEnvironmentalSystems
• Soil,AirandWaterSystems
• BiologicalSystems
• EnvironmentalLaw
• EnvironmentalandEcologicalEconomics
Be part
of the
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Queensland Council
of Unions is proud
to support the
Australian Youth
Climate Coalition’s
Power Shift 2011
Authorised Ron Monaghan, QCU, 16 Peel St, South Brisbane 4101
We are Together, one of the largest unions in
Queensland, who believe in building better lives
and delivering quality services for our community.
We unite scientists, health professionals, child protection, dis-
ability support workers, administrative professionals, schools
offcers (janitors and groundsmen), environment protection
workers, TAFE teachers, prison offcers, contact centres, air-
lines staff and workers from state and local government and
several areas in the private sector.
As union members, we aim to im-
prove our lives and the lives of oth-
ers through the services we provide.
Together members work together to
create better pay and conditions, as
well as make our communities bet-
ter places to live.
We particularly focus on climate
change as an issue affecting our
members at home, at work and
in the community and have hun-
dreds of Union Climate Connectors
across Queensland who work to
build climate solutions that deliver-
ing for working people.
These workers help change the
world every day and look forward to
a better future for workers and their
QUT leads research to support
responsible use of resources
and sustainable solutions to
climate challenges and
power generation.
• RenewableEnergy
• GreenhouseGasManagement
• ZeroCarbonEmissionsCities
• EarthandEnvironmentalSystems
• Soil,AirandWaterSystems
• BiologicalSystems
• EnvironmentalLaw
• EnvironmentalandEcologicalEconomics
Be part
of the
AYCC PS 2011
the most out of
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
So despite your best efforts, you might
not make it to your top choice during
each session. Choose your frst and sec-
ond choice for each session so you’re
ready when you fnd an unexpectedly
full room workshop and have to attend
a different workshop. Remember with
lots of people in a small space mov-
ing around, being patient and fexible
will be critical to making the weekend
a success.
A huge amount of work went into plan-
ning the conference as a whole and in
making each individual session rel-
evant and informative. Many of our
presenters have travelled across the
country to share their knowledge with
us. Show your appreciation by arriving
on time, staying for the entire event and
engaging actively.
Workshop Session 1:
How to create change
Secrets from the Obama campaign
Workshop Session 2:
Climate justice simulation
Communicating climate change
Panel: The impacts of climate change
Workshop Session 3:
Secrets from the Obama campaign
Communicating climate change
Workshop Session 4:
Creating a Repower event
Starting a school group
Kickstarting action in your community
Workshop Session 1:
History of social movements
Secrets of the Obama campaign
Workshop Session 2:
Communicating climate change
Effective communication: Reframing
the climate debate
Workshop Session 3:
Secrets of the Obama campaign
Kickstarting action in your community
Workshop Session 4:
Project management
Panel: Learning from successful cam-
Leadership Intensive Stream
This stream will give you all of the
skills to be a leader in the youth cli-
mate movement in 2012.
This stream will be run by experienced
campaigners from AYCC, GetUp!, and Make Believe.
Choosing your workshops
Be Flexible Show some
love to our
New to climate change and want
more information on the basics?
Looking for deeper skills and ways
to take action?
Already super involved in climate
action or youth leadership?
There are going to be hun-
dreds of young people attending
workshops at Power Shift 2011
8.30am - 9.15am Registration open
9.15am - 11.00am Opening plenary With Ellen Sandell, Anna Rose, Dick Smith, Jess Tovey ERPAC
11.00am - 11.30am Morning break
11.30am - 1.00pm Panels and Workshops
Session 1
Secrets from the Obama campaign ERPAC
How change happens 10W, 10K, 10H
Advanced thories of change 10C, 10D
History of social movements 10S, 10W, 10K
Understanding the basics of climate change 7R, 7G, 7B
Transforming how we campaign, with Nick Allardice 5R
Designing sustainable transport for Queensland 5W
Advocacy: How to lobby your politician 5G
Leadership intensive stream 10N, 10R
PANEL: A vision of a sustainable Queensland 5B
PANEL: Prosperity without growth, with Dick Smith McElligott
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch and action practice
2.00pm - 3.30pm Panels and Workshops
Session 2
Climate justice simulation 10W, 10K
Communicating climate change 9N, 9R, 9S, 9W
History of social movements 9H
Effective communication: Reframing the climate debate 7W, 7R, 7G
Campaign strategy 5W, 5R, 5B
Debate: Environmental law and justice 10H
Human rights and climate change 6W
Climate change and consumption 5G
Leadership intensive stream 10N, 10R
PANEL: Seeing the impacts firsthand McElligott
PANEL: Lessons from grassroots organising ERPAC
3.30pm - 5.00pm Plenary With John Cook, James Bramwell and Skye Laris ERPAC
5.00pm Day one close
6.00pm Comedy with Toby Halligan and Dr Karl!
AYCC PS 2011
8.30am - 9.30am Action practice
9.30am - 10.15am Plenary With Amelia Hicks and Bill McKibben ERPAC
10.15am - 11.30am Political Q&A With the Christine Milne, Wyatt Roy, and ALP (tbc) ERPAC
11.30am - 12.00pm Morning break
12.00pm - 1.30pm Panels and Workshops
Session 3
Secrets from the Obama campaign ERPAC
Communicating climate change 10W, 10K, 10H, 10D
Effective communication: Reframing the climate
9N, 9R, 9S
Kickstarting action in your community 7W, 7R, 7G
Project management 7B, 6W
Campaign strategy 5W
Creating Repower events 9W, 10C
Principles of deep ecology 5G
Leadership intensive stream 10N, 10R
PANEL: Renewable energy and climate solutions McElligott
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1.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch and action practice
2.30pm - 4.00pm Regional breakouts
4.00pm - 4.30pm Afternoon break
4.30pm - 6.00pm Panels and Workshops
Session 4
Creating Repower events 10W, 10K, 10H
Campaign strategy 9N, 9R
How to facilitate for effective outcomes 9W
Kickstarting action in your community 9H, 9D, 9C
Project management 7G, 7B
Starting a school group 7W
Communicating climate change 9S
Despair and empowerment, with John Seed 5G
UN climate talks simulation 5B
Overcoming barriers to social change 6W
Leadership intensive stream 10N, 10R
PANEL: Getting paid to change the world ERPAC
PANEL: Learning from successful campaigns McElligott
6.00pm Day two close
7.00pm Power Shift Presents!
DAY TWO: SUNDAY OCTOBER 16th continued...
8.30am - 9.30am Action practice
9.30am - 11.00am Plenary With Jess Watson and Kumi Naidoo ERPAC
11.00am - 11.30am Morning break and action practice
11.30am - 12.00pm Action practice and preparation
12.30pm - 1.30pm Action in the city!
1.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm - 3.30pm Regional breakouts
3.30pm - 4.00pm Afternoon break
4.00pm - 5.00pm Closing plenary With Ben Brandzel, Ellen Sandell, and Ahri Tallon ERPAC
5.00pm Day three close
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schedule and
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Developing A Theory of Change
Secrets from the
Obama campaign
When Barack Obama won the
South Carolina primary by a land-
slide, it was the start of an incredi-
ble run to the Presidency. At its core
is a simple idea: you don’t need to
be an expert on policy or politics to
be an effective change-maker; you
just need to be good at telling your
own personal story. This workshop
will help you harness your passion
for climate change to be super-
convincing. This is an important
workshop for anyone who has not
completed this training before.
(Limit 180 people)
How change
Everybody has different ideas about
how they think we will stop climate
change and how we change things.
This workshop gives you an oppor-
tunity to develop and discuss those
ideas and hear from others. It will
be very participatory and we will
discuss what you think about the
government, about human nature,
about the best way to have an im-
pact on climate change and why.
We will then start developing your
own personal ‘theory of change’.
(Limit 60 people - 3 workshops)
Advanced theories
of change
We call for ‘action on climate
change’ but what does that re-
ally mean? What are the roots of
human-caused climate change and
what’s standing in the way of doing
something about it? Come to this
workshop to explore these ideas in
depth through the lens of 10 differ-
ent mechanisms for change. This
is a workshop for participants who
want to be challenged to think and
refect critically to answer the ques-
tion: how do we want to create this
(Limit 40 people - 2 workshops)
History of social
Building and sustaining a social
movement for change is no easy
feat. Luckily for us, we have many
successful social movements in
history. In this workshop, learn
about the common themes of these
movements, and explore movement
theory as written by activists and
academics such as Bill Moyer. This
workshop is for anyone commit-
ted to building a generation-wide
movement, who wants to know
more about how to make our move-
ment as successful as those that
succeeded before!
(Limit 40 people - 2 workshops)
Understanding the
basics of climate
For those who are new to climate
change, or who want to get a solid
foundation on this complex issue,
this workshop covers all the basics
you’ll need to know! Learn about
the climate science and how to ex-
plain to others what is causing cli-
mate change. Discuss the impacts
climate change will bring to our
world, what impacts are already
occurring, the solutions that are al-
ready available, and the importance
of social movements.
(Limit 60 people – 3 workshops)
Designing sustain-
able transport for
Have you ever imagined what
Queensland would look like with
sustainable transport? Join trans-
port experts from the Offce of Sus-
tainable Transport and have your
input into designing Queensland’s
sustainable transport policies and
(Limit 30 people)
Advocacy: How
to lobby your
If you have ever wondered just how
to get in touch with your political
representatives, or how to get their
attention, this is just the workshop
for you! Workshop includes; mak-
ing a meeting with your MP; skills
to have effective meetings; and
educating yourself on issues. We’ll
write a letter to your MP and learn a
whole lot of new skills – democracy
in action!
(Limit 20 people)
Transforming the
way we campaign
Nick Allardice is the co-founder of
Live Below the Line, a peer-to-peer
fundraiser that in two short years
has raised over $2.5 million for
people in poverty and has spread
to over four countries. Currently
Nick is the Australian Director for, the fastest growing on-
line social change platform in the
world. This workshop will cover
a range of learnings on how to run
winning campaigns.
(Limit 30 people)
without growth
This exciting panel will explore the
possibilities for a world with pros-
perity and no growth. On this panel
is Dick Smith, Australian entre-
preneur, businessman and political
activist; and Professor Ian Lowe,
President of the Australian Conser-
vation Foundation. This panel will
be moderated by the AYCC’s co-
founder, Amanda McKenzie. With
the common economic paradigm
centred around population and eco-
nomic growth, this panel wil chal-
lenge our assumptions.
(Limit 200 people)
PANEL: A vision
of a sustainable
The possibilities for creating a sus-
tainable Queensland are endless.
Join QUT Sustainable Design Co-
ordinator, Alison McDonald and
permaculture experts Toni and Sof
and discover the new and creative
opportunities available for a sus-
tainable Queensland. After hearing
from the speakers, there will be an
opportunity for question and an-
swer in this workshop session.
(Limit 20 people)
Communicating Climate Change
Climate justice
What does it feel like to lose your
whole season’s crops? When your
family is forced to fee your home
as refugees because of rising sea
levels? Find out as we play The
World Game to explore the effects
of climate change on communities
around the world. This interactive
workshop will be followed by a
discussion on climate justice and
a presentation by Project Survival
Pacifc, who are working with Pa-
cifc communities to raise aware-
ness about climate change.
(Limit 40 people, 2 workshops)
History of
social movements
(Limit 20 people)
climate change
The most powerful tool in your
belt is the ability to communicate
the important message of climate
change effectively to your friends,
family, schoolmates, colleagues, or
strangers on the street! This work-
shop provides an overview of the
most effective ways to communi-
cate climate change (the science,
the solution, the movement), and
tips to leave you feeling confdent
when faced with tricky questions.
(Limit 80 people, 4 workshops)
In order to run a successful proj-
ect or campaign you need a strat-
egy! What’s the difference between
goals, tactics, strategy and objec-
tives? Who are your targets and
how do you get them on your side?
In this session you will learn tools
and tips for creating your very own
campaign strategy - whether you
want to run a campaign at a local,
national or international level.
(Limit 40 people, 2 workshops)
Reframing the
climate debate
This workshop is for those with lots
of experience in talking to people
about climate change, who want
to take their communication to the
next level. Learn about values-
based persuasion and the technique
of framing, how to really tailor your
message to the individual, and learn
failsafe tools to answer any objec-
tion someone might throw at you.
(Limit 60 people, 3 workshops)
law and climate
Climate change has huge impacts
on the environment and people
across the globe. What does this
mean for environmental law glob-
ally and how can we distribute the
impacts of climate change more
equitably? Explore these ideas and
more through the Environmental
Law and Climate Justice Debate,
hosted by Queensland University of
(Limit 20 people).
Human rights and
climate change
Climate change is going to, and al-
ready is having, impacts on human
rights in various parts of the world.
This workshop will explain the ba-
sics of human rights and examine
which human rights climate change
is likely to impact upon. We will
then discuss to what extent human
rights can be used to hold duty bear-
ers (in this case, polluters and/or
governments) to account, and as a
group will explore ways we can use
human rights to take action against
climate change.
(Limit 20 people)
Climate change
and consumption
Join us for the workshop that asks
how consumer culture relates to
the problem of climate change.
Through refection on the impact
of the everyday practices, we will
explore the stories behind the prod-
ucts, companies, resources and peo-
ple producing goods all around the
world. We will look at the problem
through the lens of culture, power
and sustainability and discuss how
to send the message about relation
between consumption and climate
(Limit 20 people)
Panel: Learnings
from grassroots
From running grassroots election cam-
paigns, to building Australia’s largest
youth-led organisation. Join AYCC co-
founder: Amanda McKenzie, Togeth-
er’s Climate Campaigner: Mitch Hart
and AYCC Grassroots Coordinators:
Lisa Caripis and Rufus Coffeld-Feith.
Hear the successes and challenges of
grassroots organising in Australia and
have the opportunity to ask questions
about what it takes to build the climate
(Limit 160 people)
Panel: Seeing the
impacts firsthand
Hear the stories of the impacts of
climate change on our planet: from
Greenland and Antarctica to the Pa-
cifc Islands and biodiversity. With
Rob Purves from the Purves Environ-
ment Fund; Antarctic and youth climate
campaigner, Gemma Borgo-Caratti;
Rowena Maguire - Climate Justice and
Environmental Law at QUT; and Ka-
lara McGregor who is an environmental
analyst and grew up in Fiji.
(Limit 200 people)
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Creating Community Change
Secrets from the
Obama campaign
(Limit 150 people)
climate change
(Limit 80 people, 4 workshops)
Reframing the
climate debate
(Limit 60 people, 3 workshops)
action in your
The foundation block of any social
movement is a group of committed
people working together to change
the hearts and minds of their com-
munities. But do you come from a
place where there are only a few
other people who are interested? Or
are you active in a group but want
to take it to new heights? Or are you
super committed to your current
group but want to start branching
out into other communities? This
workshop explores the ingredients
needed to get a group started, and
teaches you the skills you’ll need
to take a lead role in making that
group fourish and grow!
(Limit 60 people, 3 workshops)

This advanced workshop will maxi-
mise your skills in planning and
overseeing projects, and effectively
managing a team of people. You’ll
learn about project management
tools such as how to use GANTT
charts effciently, tips for dealing
with problematic volunteer man-
agement scenarios, and how to ef-
fectively delegate tasks amongst a
group of people. Come learn how to
be the best project and team man-
ager you can be!
(Limit 20 people)
(Limit 20 people)
Creating Repower
After Power Shift, we’re all go-
ing to be going home and planning
amazing events to get more people
involved! This workshop covers all
the basics you need to know to do
so - from planning an innovative
and effective event, organising all
the details, to how to successfully
recruit lots of people! The work-
shop also introduces Repower - a
way to run a fantastic, social event
while solving climate change at the
same time. A great workshop to
kick-start your event-planning!
(Limit 40 people, 2 workshops)
climate change
through Deep
Deep Ecology is a philosophy of
nature which explores the psy-
chological or spiritual disease that
allows humans to attack the bio-
logical fabric out of which our own
lives too are woven. This stems
from human-centeredness and the
ensuing illusion of separation from
nature. This workshop explores
some of the experiential processes
that help us break through this illu-
sion of separation and allow us to
deepen our felt connection with the
living Earth and nourish our eco-
logical identity.
(Limit 20 people)
PANEL: Climate
Join Beyond Zero Emissions’
James Bramwell for a Question and
Answer session on moving Austra-
lia to 100% renewable energy in
a decade. We live in the sunniest
and one of the windiest countries in
the world, we have the technology
available to power Australia entire-
ly with renewable energy.
(Limit 150 people)
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Creating Repower
events (repeated)
(Limit 60 people)
(Limit 40 people)
climate change
(Limit 20 people)
Facilitating for
effective outcomes
Meetings are something we do ev-
ery week in most aspects of our
lives, but are often boring and dis-
organised. So what does it take to
make those meetings purposeful,
effcient, empowering and fun? In
this participatory workshop, learn
the techniques for being an effec-
tive facilitator – with lots of op-
portunity for practice! Whether it’s
facilitating a brainstorm, decision-
making process, workshop or meet-
ing, you’ll have the chance to hone
your skills for guiding a group.
(Limit 20 people)
action in your
(Limit 60 people)
Starting a school
Are you young, passionate and want
to get active? Why wait? Come to
this inspiring session to learn the
secrets of starting a climate action
group in your school. Hear from
others who have been there and
done that, and make a plan for how
you can start a climate group back
at your school.
(Limit 30 people)
Project manage-
ment (repeated)
(Limit 40 people)
Despair and
We live in a culture where there is
a profound denial of feeling. We are
taught to repress anguish, fear and
anger. Feelings are an important
aspect of intelligence and when we
suppress them, it leaves us helpless,
anxious and depressed, and paraly-
ses our ability to act. “Despair and
Empowerment” processes create
safe contexts within which we can
explore these feelings and from this
become more empowered to create
(Limit 20 people)
UN climate talks
UN Youth will be running a Model
United Nations debate, or MUN.
Participants will have the opportu-
nity to represent a country and de-
bate about the best path forwards
for international action on climate
change. The workshop will force
participants to consider the sig-
nifcant challenges facing govern-
ments, as well as the complexity of
setting and meeting international
(Limit 20 people)
Barriers to social
With Cat Williams, Volunteering
Queensland. Challenges and ob-
stacles are part of social change,
so it’s important for us to be able
to sort out the real barriers from the
fake ones. In this workshop we’ll
work through techniques for shift-
ing your perspective and opening
up new ways of thinking to over-
come the barriers and challenges.
We’ll explore how you can use your
values to overcome challenges you
face with integrity.
(Limit 20 people)
PANEL: Learning
from successful
This panel is jam-packed with expe-
rienced climate campaigners from
across Australia. This is a great op-
portunity to gain insight into every-
thing from grassroots organising to
effective online campaigning. This
panel includes experienced cam-
paigners from Greenpeace, the Coal
Seam Gas campaign, Queensland
Council of Unions and Make Be-
lieve. This is a great panel to fnd
out what it takes to create a suc-
cessful campaign and the variety of
ways we create change.
(Limit 180 people)
PANEL: Getting
paid to change the
Always wanted to work for the
United Nations or Amnesty Inter-
national but don’t know where to
start in a career of creating positive
change? Join this panel to fnd out
what you can do to make sure you
can secure your dream job. This
panel will include inspiring youth
leaders, climate campaigners and
social change makers - bringing ex-
perience from organisations such as
GetUp!, Oaktree and the AYCC.
(Limit 160 people)
Skills for Action
Saturday night:
Comedy with Toby
Halligan and Dr Karl!
Sunday night:
Power Shift Presents!
concert with Charlie
Mayfair, Rich Lat-
timer and the Very
Unique Existence,
and Asa Broomhall
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
The people behind the ideas
Power Shift is bringing some of Aus-
tralia’s most highly regarded think-
ers to Perth. Get to know the speakers
you’ll be seeing on stage.
Ellen Sandell
Ellen was recent-
ly recognised
as Melbourne’s
leading environ-
mentalist, win-
ning the Mel-
bourne Awards
for Individual
Contribution to the Environment 2009
and was featured in The Age Melbourne
Magazine as one of the top 100 infu-
ential Melburnians of 2009. She was
previously the Environment Offcer in
the University of Melbourne Student
Union, leading a successful campaign
to get the University to commit to car-
bon neutrality. Ellen is the founder of
the award-winning Leadership in Envi-
ronmental Action Program (LEAP), an
environmental leadership conference
for high school students, held each year
in Melbourne. She is currently AYCC’s
National Director.

Nick Allardice
Nick Allardice is a social change ad-
vocate and entrepreneur, with a history
of creating and leading high impact
national campaigns and organisations
on the critical
issues facing
the world today.
Nick is currently
the Australian
Country Direc-
tor of Change.
org. Nick is also
the co-founder
and Campaign Director for 2010 and
2011 of the Live Below the Line cam-
paign, has worked for the United Na-
tions Millennium Campaign to design
an Asia-Pacifc youth mobilisation
strategy to be rolled out across the Asia
Pacifc region.
Tim Longhurst
Tim Longhurst
identifes trends
and helps
adapt to a
changing world.
As a futurist, Tim
is an energetic and passionate advocate
for innovation. Inspiring his audiences
to become innovators in their felds,
Tim’s examples and case studies are
current, practical and fun. Tim is an
advisor and conference speaker for
organisations including Nokia, Johnson
& Johnson and Fuji Xerox. Currently
the Strategy Lead at Key Message, Tim
has a long and successful track record
of working collaboratively with clients
across the corporate, government and
non-government sectors.
Anna Rose
Anna Rose is co-founder of the Aus-
tralian Youth Climate Coalition and
is the 2009 Environment Minister’s
joint ‘Young Environmentalist of the
Year’. Anna co-
authored the book
‘Future by Us’, is
a former editor of
Australia’s larg-
est student paper
and is a regular
speaker, blogger
and opinion writer
on climate and energy issues. Anna is a
member of the Environment Minister’s
Advisory Council on Environmental
Education, a Fellow of the International
Youth Foundation and sits on the board
of the Foundation for Young Austra-
lians’ ‘Young Social Pioneers’ Pro-
gram. Anna was recently named one of
Sydney’s 100 Most Infuential People
by the Sydney Morning Herald and is a
2010 Churchill Scholar.
Dick Smith
Dick Smith is
one of Australia’s
most well-known
and respected
personalities. So
much so, that in
2005 the National
Trust nominated him as one of “Austra-
lia’s Living Treasures.” Businessman,
entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthro-
pist, aviator and a passionate advocate
for the environment, Dick is active in
many felds of public life. He talks and
travels widely all over the country and
is never shy to take on diffcult top-
ics—from aviation safety to supporting
refugees and the fair treatment of David
Hicks. When Dick talks, people listen.
They may not agree, but they never
doubt his sincerity. His latest interest
is in initiating a debate on Australia’s
addiction to population and economic
growth, sparked by his concern for the
future his grandchildren will face.
James Bramwell
James Bramwell is the Public Engage-
ment Director at Beyond Zero Emis-
sions. He is one of the contributors to
the ‘Zero Carbon Australia Stationary
Energy Plan’ and has presented the plan
to community groups, schools, uni-
versities and business groups. In 2010
the ‘Zero Carbon Australia Stationary
Energy Plan’ was awarded the Ban-
sksia Mercedes Benz Environmental
Research Award. As Public Engage-
ment Director he manages, facilitates
and delivers the ongoing training and
up-skilling for a team of over 100 com-
munications volunteers.
Jessica Tovey
Young Australian actress and change-
maker, Jessica Tovey, is a rising star
who has graced
many movies as
well as Australian
favourites Home
and Away and
Underbelly. Jes-
sica Tovey is an
ambassador for
the climate move-
ment, who advocates our responsibility
to conserve the planet, price pollution
and transition to renewable energy.
John Cook
John Cook established the highly ac-
claimed Skeptical Science website in
2007 to share peer-reviewed, scientifc
data about climate change. Skeptical
Science has over 500 000 visits each
month, an iPhone app downloaded
more than 72 000 times, and has been
translated into 19 languages, winning
John Cook the 2011 Eureka Prize for
the Advancement of Climate Change
Knowledge. John Cook originally
studied physics at the University of
Queensland, completing honours in so-
lar physics. He recently co-authored the
book: Climate Change Denial: Heads in
the Sand.
Jessica Watson
Jessica Watson is the youngest person
to sail solo, non-
stop and unas-
sisted around
the world. Jes-
sica was named
the 2011 Young
Australian of the
Year, and is the
Youth Represen-
tative for the World Food Program.
Jessica is now using her name and net-
works to raise funds for development
Skye Laris
Skye Laris is the Communications and
Campaigns Director at GetUp, where
she is responsible for media and po-
litical strategy and the climate change
campaign. Prior to this she was Chief
of Staff to Tony Burke as Minister for
Sustainability, Environment and Water
and as Minister for Agriculture, Fisher-
ies and Forestry. Skye has also worked
for the Climate Institute, leading their
2007 election campaign on climate
change. She started her professional
life as a broadcast journalist. A for-
mer youth climate activist, Skye began
campaigning for climate action at high
school where she started the school’s
environment group. She also helped or-
ganize the national Youth Environment
Statement in 1990 which culminated in
rallies across the country calling for cli-
mate action.

Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is an American en-
vironmentalist and author of twelve
books on environ-
mental interac-
tion. Described as
“the planet’s best
green journalist,”
and “probably the
country’s most
important environ-
mentalist”, he is a
frequent contributor to the New York
Times Magazine and Rolling Stone,
and a board member and contributor to
Grist Magazine. Bill McKibben con-
vened Day of Action, the larg-
est environmental action in history. Bill
McKibben is a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a
fellow in Climate, Ecology and Econ-
omy at the Post Carbon Institute. He is
a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at
Middlebury College and holds honou-
rary degrees from twelve universities.
Glen Berman
Glen Berman is a campaigner focused
on social justice and the role of young
people in political
debate. Glen came
to be General Man-
ager of the AYCC
after working as
Chief Financial
Offcer and on
several high-pro-
fle national campaigns at the Oaktree
Foundation. In his time as General
Manager, Glen has helped coordinate
Say Yes Australia feld campaigns, run
training days for young people across
Australia and helped lead the Power
Shift 2011 team.
Amanda is a passionate sustainability
leader and social entrepreneur. Amanda
is the 2009 joint Young Environmental-
ist of the year after co-founding two
environmental advocacy organisations,
the Australian
Climate Change
E d u c a t i o n
Network (AS-
CENT) and the
Australian Youth
Climate Coali-
tion (AYCC) at
the age of just
23. Amanda served as National Direc-
tor of the AYCC for three and a half
years (two of those with co-founder
Anna Rose ). The AYCC has grown
into one of the nation’s largest and most
successful youth run organisations with
58,000 individual members and 25 or-
ganisational members.
Christine Milne
Christine Milne
was elected to rep-
resent Tasmania
at the 2004 fed-
eral election and
joined the Greens
Senate team on
1 July 2005. She
was elected Dep-
uty Leader of the Australian Greens
in 2008. Senator Milne is an environ-
mental leader in Australia and overseas,
with a long involvement in community
activism and politics that began with
the Franklin River campaign. She led
the successful campaign to protect Tas-
mania’s farm lands from the impacts
of the proposed Wesley Vale Pulp Mill
in the late 1980s. Senator Milne is a
United Nations Global 500 Laureate
and was a Vice-President of the IUCN
(World Conservation Union) from
2005-08. Christine Milne represented
the electorate of Lyons in the Tasma-
nian House of Assembly from 1989 to
1998, and was leader of the Tasmanian
Greens Party from 1993 to 1998.
Kumi Naidoo
Kumi Naidoo is a
human rights ac-
tivist and the Ex-
ecutive Director
of Greenpeace
I nt er nat i onal .
Kumi Naidoo
has contributed
as a researcher, journalist, lecturer and
counsellor to many campaigns, includ-
ing the fght against apartheid in South
Africa, the Global Campaign for Cli-
mate Action and the Global Call to
Action against Poverty. He is a Rhodes
Scholar, and was for ten years the Gen-
eral Secretary of CIVICUS: the World
Alliance for Citizen Participation.
Gemma Borgo-Caratti
Gemma Borgo-Caratti has a passion for
teaching others about sustainability and
climate action. She is currently under-
taking a Masters
of Environmen-
tal Management.
Gemma was se-
lected out of young
people around the
world to attend a
leadership program
in Antarctica run
by Robert Swan OBE. Gemma is the
AYCC NSW State Coordinator, and has
run multiple training camps to teach
young people about climate change.
Robert Purves
Robert Purves is
a businessman
and environmen-
talist who has
taken signifcant
action to raise
awareness of the
threat of climate
change. Robert is a Board member of
WWF International, the immediate past
President of WWF Australia, the for-
mer Chairman of DCA Group Ltd and
a member of the Wentworth Group of
Concerned Scientists. Purves has do-
nated signifcant amounts of his own
money to promote Tim Flannery’s book
The Weather Makers and to advance
sustainable initiatives through the
Purves Environmental Fund.
John Bell
John Bell is the Assistant Dean and a
Professor in the Faculty of Built En-
vironment and Engineering at the
Queensland Univer-
sity of Technology.
John is a Chartered
Professional En-
gineer, a former
Chairman of the
Australian Institute
of Physics, and a
Fellow at the Institution of Engineers.
John holds a PhD in Theoretical Phys-
ics and specialises in renewable energy.
Rufus Coffeld-Feith
Rufus spent the
early years of his
life on a biodynam-
ic farm in Tamil
Nadu, India, where
he began to develop
a holistic environ-
mental conscious-
ness. Infuenced
by his family’s caring attitude and
awareness, Rufus led the environmen-
tal group at St Michael’s College and
volunteered for the AYCC, working
on Youth Decide and the 2010 elec-
tion campaign, in which the “climate
elephant” was one of The Age’s Top
10 political moments of 2010. Rufus
has worked for Greenpeace Australia-
Pacifc and Amnesty International, and
is currently one of the AYCC Victorian
co-ordinators. Rufus believes that not
only is climate change our greatest
challenge, it is the greatest opportunity
we have to built a safe, clean, sustain-
able and just future.
Lisa Caripis
Lisa is a member of the
National Grassroots
Team in the Australian
Youth Climate Coali-
tion. She has been
involved in grassroots
organising and train-
ing since 2009 and has helped build a
national network of hundreds of pas-
sionate and inspiring young people who
are working in their communities to get
action on climate change to create a
more sustainable future. Outside of the
AYCC, Lisa is a law graduate working
as a researcher in climate change, re-
newable energy and environmental law.
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Dr Rowena Maguire
Dr Rowena Ma-
guire is Lecturer
at the Faculty
of Law at the
Q u e e n s l a n d
University of
Technology. Her
doctorate exam-
ined the role of
justice in international forest regula-
tion, and her thesis is currently being
prepared for publication with Edward
Elgar Publishers. Dr Maguire teaches
and researches in areas exploring social
justice, international law, development
law, environmental law and property
law. Dr Maguire has contributed to lit-
erature that examines the links between
climate change litigation and theories
of justice. Rowena has presented on the
topic of climate change and displace-
ment at Columbia Law school and at
the IUCN International Environmental
Law Academy conferences in 2011.
Kalara McGregor
Kalara is an environmental analyst,
with 10 years of professional experi-
ence across a range of environmental
consulting roles,
seven years of
which have been
spent in the Pacifc
Island region. She
is a past member
of AYCC’s Project
Survival Pacifc
and its 2009 Pa-
cifc Youth Festival team. Kalara grew
up in Fiji and has a keen interest in the
links between environmental design,
natural resource management and rural
livelihoods in the Pacifc.
Aimee Bull McMahon
Aimee is a grassroots climate change
campaigner who is currently working
as the campus organiser on the Green-
peace ‘Dirty Banks’ campaign. Until
Aimee was 19, she lived in Bega, a
small town on
the NSW south
coast. At univer-
sity in Sydney, she
joined environ-
mental and social
justice campaigns,
volunteering at
the campus food
co-op and joining the environment col-
lective. From there, Aimee was intro-
duced to a broad range of climate, for-
est and indigenous rights activism. In
her spare time, Aimee likes to write and
perform blues and folk music.
Professor Ian Lowe
Professor Ian Lowe is an emeritus
professor in the School of Science at
Griffth University, an adjunct profes-
sor at two Austra-
lian universities
and is the presi-
dent of the Austra-
lian Conservation
Foundation. His
research interests
centre around
energy, industry,
science, technology and sustainable
development. Professor Lowe has been
appointed to the Australian National
Commission for UNESCO and is a
consultant to the CSIRO Division of
Sustainable Ecosystems. In 1988 he
was Director of the Commission for the
Future, and was named Australian Hu-
manist of the Year. Professor Lowe has
been awarded a Premier’s Millennium
Award for Excellence for his contribu-
tion to science and the Prime Minister’s
Environmental Award for Outstand-
ing Individual Achievement. Professor
Lowe was made an Offcer of the Order
of Australia in 2001 for services to sci-
ence and technology and for contrib-
uting to public understanding of envi-
ronmental issues. Professor Lowe was
awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002 for
contributions to environmental science
and won the Eureka Prize for the pro-
motion of science.
Amelia Telford
Amelia Telford
grew up on the
NSW coast in the
Rainbow Region
with her father, an
Aboriginal South
Sea Islander, her
mother, a Kiwi, and her two beloved
brothers. Amelia lives and breathes a
strong passion for the health, sustain-
ability and preservation of Mother
Earth and its inhabitants. Amelia is
the 2012 College Captain of Trinity
College Lismore, and enjoys surfng,
running, beach patrols and all kinds
of sport. Amelia is a Power Shift Field
Team member.
Josh Wyndham-Kidd
Josh is one of
AYCC’s Sydney
Grassroots Coor-
dinators, and has
been an AYCC
delegate to two
UN Climate Con-
ferences. He has
spoken on climate
issues at events organised by Vision
Generation, the Sydney Food Fairness
Alliance and North Sydney Council, as
well as at Power Shift 2009. Since 2008
he has been an occasional presenter on
SURGfm, Sydney University’s student
radio station, and in 2009 he was a
workshop presenter for the Macquarie
University Global Leadership Program.
He now works at Make Believe, sup-
porting progressive campaigns and
keeping an eye on the climate debate.
Jules Moxon
Jules is a ffth year Economics/Law stu-
dent at the University of Queensland.
He works in the Offce of the Informa-
tion Commissioner in the Queensland
Government. This is Jules’ second year
on UN Youth Australia’s National Ex-
ecutive; he has previously served in
various positions in the Queensland di-
vision. When not working, Jules loves
to moot (pretending to be a barrister)
and read about current legal issues. He
went to a UN Youth event as a delegate
to learn about international affairs, and
stayed to motivate young Australians
to get more involved in public policy
debates and think about complex global
Hannah Reardon-Smith
Hannah Reardon-
Smith is study-
ing her Mas-
ters in Music
Performance at
the University
of Queensland,
but maintains
a wide social
and environmental focus. Hannah has
campaigned for penalising polluters
and the switch to renewables, and has
taken a special interest in the issue of
Coal Seam Gas as a lead organiser in
the open community group Stop CSG
Brisbane. Hannah is also an executive
member of Resistance, the youth wing
of the Socialist Alliance.
Kate Luke
Kate Luke began
campaigning at uni-
versity through her
student union. Dur-
ing her time at the
QUT Student Guild
and later as the Na-
tional Welfare Offcer for the National
Union of Students, Kate ran many
campaigns around student welfare, vol-
untary student unionism and women’s
rights on campus. Kate was then em-
ployed by the Australian Labor Party
for the “Kevin 07” campaign and has
subsequently worked for the ALP on a
number of election campaigns. Kate is
passionate about women’s rights and is
the President of the Queensland Labor
Women’s Organisation and is also on
the management committee for Chil-
dren By Choice. Kate currently works
for the Australian Manufacturing Work-
ers Union where she is running a cam-
paign to promote and protect appren-
tices at work.
Mitch Hart
Mitch Hart is an or-
ganiser at Together.
He is currently coordi-
nating Union Climate
Connectors, a joint
campaign with the
Australian Conservation Foundation.
His focus throughout this campaign
has been to bring his organising back-
ground to enhance the effectiveness of
running environmental campaigns in
Australian workplaces. He has brought
an organising perspective to new plat-
forms, such as social media, new email
techniques and phone based actions
to union members across Australia to
build activism around climate issues
in workplaces. In the fnal months of
2010 he once again put on his work-
place organiser cap, talking one-on-one
with health workers and developing
delegate networks to take action to win
increased recognition for their role and
funding for our health system. In 2008,
he began working as an organiser work-
ing on the QPSU Climate Heroes cam-
paigns. He led a team of organisers that
contacted 10 000 members in the fnal
week before the 2007 election to talk
about voting for their rights at work.
Alison McDonald
Alison McDonald
is a chartered UK
architect and a low-
energy architecture
consultant with ex-
perience in sustainable development.
She coordinates the Sustainability Mi-
nors and Lectures with the Faculty of
Built Environment and Engineering at
Queensland University of Technology
(QUT); and implements eco-design
principles in practice. Currently she
leads QUT’s Collaborative Design Ru-
ral Studio, a multi-disciplinary team to
design and build the replacement camp-
site facilities at Murphy’s Creek for The
Bicentennial National Trail destroyed
in 2011 Flash Flooding. She sits on the
Board of AGDF, ANSI, SSEE Commit-
tee and PDSC for EA, was involved
with GBCA GS Communities Steering
Committee and TT Totnes.
Nick Moriatis
Nick has spent 12 years
working at the fore-
front of social change
communications in
New York, Toronto,
London, and Sydney. In 2001, Nick
helped found, one
of the world’s frst social networks,
where he spent four years crafting
partnerships with eight UN agencies.
In 2005, Nick joined Amnesty Interna-
tional in London where he worked with
senior directors & the international
board to craft new global strategies
around youth engagement and inter-
net censorship issues. Nick returned to
Australia to join GetUp, as their frst
online & outreach director. He played a
key role in that organisation’s member-
ship growth, technology infrastructure
and high-profle political campaigns.
Prior to co-founding Make Believe,
Nick also spent a year with Greenpeace.
QUT Law and Justice
QUT Law and Justice is leading re-
search in environmental law with aca-
demics such as law expert and lecturer
Dr Nicola Durrant who specialises in
carbon trading, climate change adap-
tation and renewable energy. In 2011
Dr Durrant published a book, Legal
Responses to Climate Change which
outlined legal rules for the effective
regulation of greenhouse gas emis-
sions. Another leading academic in the
feld of environmental law is Professor
Doug Fisher whose has published many
books including Australian Environ-
mental Law and Water Law. Another
fgure of interest in the QUT Faculty of
Law is the Executive Dean, Professor
the Hon. Michael Lavarch, former fed-
eral Attorney-General of Australia, who
brings a wealth of knowledge, experi-
ence and networks to the faculty. The
Faculty also has leading edge facilities
including a state-of-the-art electronic
moot court where budding lawyers
are trained to advocate for clients and
school students can undertake Mock
Trials. There is also a dedicated law
library, 24 hour computer labs and e-
learning facilities (eg all students can
download lectures onto their ipods !).
QUT Law and Justice has many other
research areas and offers range of
undergraduate and postgraduate pro-
grams, together with practical legal
training programs. Whether your inter-
est is environment law, criminology,
intelligence, policing, health law or
intellectual property law, QUT’s law
and justice courses offer diverse and
exciting study areas. And most impor-
tantly, many courses are taught fexibly
through online delivery, in the evenings
or in intensive day-long seminars.
Ben Brandzel
Ben Brandzel is
a leading interna-
tional practitio-
ner, trainer and
writer in the feld
of progressive
online organiz-
ing. Currently the Director of Incu-
bation and International Programs at
Citizen Engagement Lab, he’s served
as Advocacy Director for
and Director of New Media Campaigns
and Fundraising for Barack Obama’s
Organizing for America. He’s a found-
ing board member and former Senior
Campaigner at and the Chief
Founding Advisor for UK’s 38 De- His writing has appeared
in the American Prospect and The Na-
tion magazines, amongst others. Ben is
an avid biker and aspiring guitarist who
lives in Berkeley and Washington DC.
Wyatt Roy
Wyatt Roy is a Lib-
eral National Party
Member for Parlia-
ment in the elector-
ate of Longman,
Queensland. At 20
years of age, Wyatt was the youngest
person ever to be elected to Australian
Dick Smith is one of Australia’s most well-known
and respected personalities. So much so, that in
2005 the National Trust nominated him as one of
‘Australia’s Living Treasures.”
Businessman, entrepreneur, adventurer, philan-
thropist, aviator and a passionate advocate for
the environment, Dick is active in many felds of
public life.
He talks and travels widely all over the country
and is never shy to take on diffcult topics—from
aviation safety to supporting refugees and the
fair treatment of David Hicks.
When Dick talks, people listen. They may not
agree, but they never doubt his sincerity
His latest interest is in initiating a debate on Aus-
tralia’s addiction to population and economic
growth, sparked by his concern for the future his
grandchildren will face.
AYCC PS 2011
Get ready for some dancing - we’ve got
Charlie Mayfair, Asa Broomhall and Rich
Lattimer and the Very Unique Existence all
to ourselves on Sunday night!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a global
reputation as a leader in the delivery of high quality on-campus
and distance education programs that broaden the participa-
tion and involvement for a diverse range of students.
USQ has diversifed its operations to include a far greater mix of open and fexible
programs that meet the education and leadership needs of its students. The cur-
rent student enrolment is approximately 25,000 and of this total more than 18,500
study off-campus by distance learning.
Its graduates are strongly sought after in the workplace. The recently released
2012 Good Universities Guide awarded USQ the highest fve STAR rating for
graduate employment, particularly in the educational and training feld of study
with graduates within the feld placed in the top 25 percent nationally.
Independent surveys show that graduates have a very high overall satisfaction
rate with the standard of the courses and support offered to them. USQ employs
over 1500 highly qualifed staff to ensure its absolute commitment to students.
USQ staff are passionate, focused people who continually strive for excellence.
In order to meet the demands of the eco-
nomic, social and environmental needs of
its regions, the USQ’s three campuses, at
Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfeld,
play an important part in their communities.
As an international business, USQ focuses
on making a real difference to the communi-
ties and economies in which it works by em-
bracing its responsibilities with enthusiasm
and using innovative approaches to meet
The University places an emphasis on the
importance of sustainable economies, com-
munities and the environment.
All graduates are imbued with skills, knowl-
edge and values that support socially re-
sponsible practice and social entrepreneur-
Sunday night gig
After the release of their debut EP in 2010,
Charlie Mayfair have had a momentous year
with a performance at the Sunset Sounds fes-
tival in January, as well as supporting nation-
ally acclaimed songsmiths The Panics. They
have recently returned from an East coast tour
in support of their latest single ‘Tell Her’,
which included a sold-out show at The Zoo in
Fortitude Valley.
Australia’s favorite Rock/Roots larrikin, Asa Broom-
hall, is “a star on the rise, and for all the right reasons”
(Scene, July 2009). From clubs and festivals all over
Oz, to supporting national and international acts, Asa
is sailing on the momentum of his fourth independent
and self-produced release: Revelry Road. His stun-
ning instrumental prowess, sharp and cutting lyrics,
and clear vocal style combine to bring a dynamic
show with a dose of mischief.
Rich Latimer and the Very Unique Ex-
istence, a positive consciousness rock
band, will be doing a special Enviro-
motional performance for Power Shift
2011. Rich has had a strong connec-
tion to the environment since a young
age, growing up removed from society
living in nature, without electricity or
running water.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Power Shift 2011
Brought to you by:
National Team
Deanna Howland, Emily Murray, Ahri
Tallon, Jane Stabb, Glen Berman, Lucy
Manne, Sophie Trevitt, Joel Dignam,
Lisa Caripis, Jem Bamford, Kirsty Al-
bion, Ellen Sandell, Fabia Pryor, Peta
Campbell, Gen Stewart
Field Team
All the incredible Field Coordinators-
too many of you to name, but you know
who you are!
Field Team Managers
Leo, Liesl, Amy, Jillian, Vanessa
Power Shift interns
Matt Jowett, Sarah Devries, Michael
Brisbane Team
Belinda McEniery, Imogen Atkins, Tess
Chapman, Phoebe Kelly, Gene Raciti,
Jane (Yu Xingtong), Alex Mulder, Emi
Christiansen, Nathan Elvery, Kate Jen-
nings, Emily Alexander, Vanessa Trav-
eras, Darcy Garlick-Kelly, Monica Das
Gupta, Penny Lyle, Alex Beasley, Anna
May, Louise England, Lucia Schulz,
Micheline Campbell, Frederick Stark,
Monique Filet, Murray Manning, Se-
bastian Delilae, Jillian Roberts, Anna
Sri, Oliver Squires, Georgia Brown,
Briony Benjamin, Kate Donnelly, Re-
anna Wilis, Rachel, Paterson, Sam
Weston, Morgan Pelt, Ella Horton, Mi-
chael Min, Rhys Bell
Victorian Team
Rufus Coffeld-Feith, Michael Poland,
Melissa Arsov, Harry Cossar-Gilbert,
Amelia Willis, Rachel Macleod, Peter
Onorato, Anna Seddon, Jean Young, In-
dia Prior, Aidan Jago, Mitch Connolly,
Anthony Gallacher, Ben Lucato, Hagan
Fuller, Alice Meredith, Jordan McIn-
erney and the whole Victorian AYCC
NSW Team
Gemma Borgo-Caratti, Katherine
Tu, Josh Wyndham-Kidd, Amy Go r -
don, Ramya Krishnan, Alicia Burns,
Daniela Cepeda, Steph Johnson, Adrian
Cullen, Patrick Gibb, James Ray, Jaden
Harris and the whole NSW Team.
SA Team
Kelly MacKenzie, Dan Spencer, Saskia
Scott, Heather Bruer, Amy Hall, Paige
Le Cornu, Daniel Lynch, Ellie Parnell,
Robin Parkin and the whole SA Team.
ACT Team
Linsey Cole, Roman Zethoven, Charlie
Wood, Ben Huttner-Koros, Eliza Hop-
kins, Josh Creaser and the whole ACT
NT Team
CJ Fraser-Bell, Abraham Gwahu and
the whole NT Team
And our wonderful
Jarra McGrath, Make Believe, UQ Cli-
mate for Change, Our sponsors, Sara
Haghdoosti, Bec Wilson, Murray Bun-
ton, Tom Swann
And all the amazing volunteers who
made Power Shift 2011 possible!
Climate Friendly has sponsored the 2011
Power Shift conferences by retiring 100
tonnes of VCS carbon credits from the Tamil
Nadi 45 Turbine Wind Farm project in India.
But still I dream
Of a country rich and clever
With compassion and endeavour
Reaching out towards forever, and I’m still
Dreaming of the light on the hill.
-Keating, The light on the hill
Simone Morrissey was the national Power Shift logistics manager in 09. On
twitter she described herself as a ‘Sparkly mix of lefty, feminista, enviro, union-
ist extraordinaire.’ She was a class A nerd and would dance into the Sydney
AYCC offces, beaming about the latest functionality discovered on excel.
Her love of excel was only outdone by her passion for living her politics. No
matter how late the meeting, Simone would always ask if what we were doing
was true to our beliefs – if our vision and our actions were consistent. Her con-
victions helped raise the bar for Power Shift 09.
Tragically Simone is no longer with us. She passed away earlier this year.
While her smiles, hugs and constant fair trade coffee runs will be missed – her
contribution to Power Shift is something we were lucky to have.
Over the next three days we will remember her, and the countless others who
gave up so much of their lives to drive our movement forward so that when we
stepped up the road before us would be easier to tread.
In honor of Simone’s memory we’ve set up a library of radical books so that
throughout the conference we can continue being challenged to be the best that
we can be.
Thank you Simone
AYCC PS 2011
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th-17th, 2011
Proud of our
Power Shift is about more than theory –
While you are with us over the week-
end, please be conscious of the envi-
ronmental footprint you will be creat-
ing and the amount of waste you are
producing. By following the reduce,
reuse, recycle principle, you will be
going a long way to minimising your
own impact at Power Shift. Recycling
bins are available around the venue, so
be sure to use them!
Climate Friendly has sponsored the
2011 Power Shift conference by retir-
ing 100 tonnes of VCS carbon credits
from the Tamil Nadi 45 Turbine Wind
Farm project in India.
All bottled water sold at Power Shift
will be provided by Recovery Water.
Recovery Water comes from sustain-
able Australian springs in recyclable
bottles that oxo-biodegrade on an ac-
celerated basis. Money from every
bottle sold goes to research in environ-
mental science.
It’s about putting it into practice.
Taking responsibility for our envi-
ronmental impact is a part of that.
Here’s some of the ways we’re mini-
mising our environmental footprint
this weekend.
At the AYCC, we are proud to be working from all
levels to educate, inspire, engage and mobilise
young Australians to do all they can to take action
on climate change!
We’re turning heads in India.
Travelling lite
We encourage you to refill rather than
buy your water - but if you need to
quench your thirst don’t despair
We’ve tried to keep things online
where possible - but where we have
printed materias, we’ve done our best
to minimise our impact.
In our recruitment efforts, we have
tried to keep our footprint small by
keeping the number of fights and
travel to a minimum and choosing
to take a bus, train or bike or walk
where available.
To help you along the way,
we have incorporated world-
leading initiatives to ensure
that we are being as environ-
mentally friendly as possible.
At the AYCC Offce in Melbourne,
we try to keep our paper use to a
All Power Shift promotional ma-
terials have been printed on 100%
post-consumer recycled paper with
vegetable-based inks where possible.
FROM THE 1950s
FROM THE 1800s?
Australia is one of the sunniest
and windiest countries on
earth. It is possible for us
to be powered by 100%
renewable energy!