Australia’s Guantanamo

A group of us from Refugee Action Collective finished Australia’s Guantanamo today. Yes, a model of Christmas Island made of foam, hessian, paint, timber, plastic – mostly from Recycled Garbage. 🙂 It looks great! We are going to use it for the first time at next Monday’s Labor Day rally. Come and say hi! europosud.ua/…

Southside Peace Group meeting

Went to Southside Peace Group meeting this afternoon. It’s a small, but good group. We got lots done. We’re planning our campaign in Moreton for the federal election. If you’d like more info, feel free to drop me a line and I’ll let you know when the next meeting is or provide you with ways…

Motherland

Where in the hell can you go far from the things that you know Far from the sprawl of concrete that keeps crawling its way about 1,000 miles a day? Take one last look behind, commit this to memory and mind. Don’t miss this wasteland, this terrible place. When you leave keep your heart off…

Scones with Peter Garrett

Met Peter Garrett today. I was invited to an afternoon tea in my capacity as a member of the Moreton Bay Discovery Centre Steering Committee. I briefly chatted to him after the event and admitted that I ran for The Greens in Bonner at the last election and then wished him luck for his internal…

Elissa’s education and work history

A SNAPSHOT Education: Bachelor of Business Majoring in Organisational Communication; Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing. Occupation: Public Relations and Fundraising Manager for a prominent Brisbane charity; University tutor, Freelance writer and editor. Professional memberships: Public Relations Institute of Australia; Fundraising Institute of Australia; The Brisbane Institute. Roles: I was an ambitious entrepreneur until I…

Elissa’s Political CV

Elissa’s political resume 2004 – 2007 A SNAPSHOT Internal positions: December 2006 – Current: Social Justice Spokesperson for Queensland Greens. September 2006 – Current: National Delegate for Queensland Greens. October 2006 – Current: Member of Australian Greens Communication Working Group. November 2005 – Current: Convenor of Human Rights Working Group for Queensland Greens. October 2006…