Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Robyn is a widely recognised expert in environmental philosophy, politics and policy including global environmental politics, particularly the international politics of climate change.
<p>Dr Juanita Elias is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Griffith Asia Institute. Her research interests include Malaysian political economy, gendered political economy, migration studies and labour standards and human rights. Her published work has appeared in the Review of International Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, Australian Journal of International Affairs and Economy and Society.</p>
Jane has been an active member of the Australian chapter of Transparency International (TI- Australia) since 1996 and, with the exception of a couple of years, has been on the board of TI-Australia since 2001.
As director, Jane has been involved in regional discussions on corruption, has represented TI-Australia at national and international conventions and forums, and has worked with ACFID, AusAID, the Attorney General's Department and International Development Contractors.
In her day job, Jane is a Special Council with the law form Blake Dawson, advising on all aspects on competition law under Australia's Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
<p>Jill Emberson has been presenting Mornings on 1233 ABC Newcastle since 2009. Her daily talk-back program explores Hunter issues, as well as international and national news and current affairs, live music and local profiles. The 1233 Mornings series “Hooked on Heroin” has been nominated for a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism.</p>
<p>Prior to Newcastle, Jill worked in communications roles in financial services, the environment movement and Pacific Island development. In New Caledonia she spent four years at the Pacific Womens’ Resource Bureau producing communications materials and running communications training programs for Pacific women.</p>
<p>As a freelance radio producer Jill covered the 2008 coronation of the King of Tonga for Radio Australia and Radio National. Her documentary, “The Ties That Bind”, was short listed for a UN Media Peace Prize.</p>
<p>Jill started in media in the 2JJJ newsroom, going on to co-present JJJ’s first morning talk show. On the science show Quantum, Jill covered ABC TV’s first stories on Aboriginal science and technology.</p>
Sue Ndwala is consultant midwife with 20 years of midwifery experience, with a focus on midwifery education. She holds qualifications in nursing, midwifery, child health, sexual health and education and has extensive experience in Australia and overseas. Her cross cultural work experiences have included Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, and Timor Leste. Her passion is to contribute to raising the capacity for rural communities and district health systems in developing countries aimed at improving maternal, newborn and infant health and reduce mortality. Sue returned to Australia in 2008 following 18 months in Timor Leste managing a rural remote area maternal and child health project.
<p>Dr Catherine Esposito is Head of Programs at ActionAid Australia. Catherine brings to the organisation 14 years of operational experience, having worked with CARE in Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Vietnam. She has worked on an array of different topics from HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health to food and fuel distribution programs. She has worked in a number of different contexts from war torn Iraq to food crises in Angola.</p>
<p>A doctor in the field of health and human rights, Catherine also brings to the team a high level of creative thinking and a methodological approach to ActionAid’s way of working, ensuring they are accountable for every aspect of their work with the country programs.</p>
Gareth Evans is Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Chancellor of Australian National University, and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group which he led from 2000-2009. He was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years, and a Cabinet Minister for 13 including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96. He co-chaired the International Commissions on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000-01), which initiated the 'responsibility to protect' concept, and Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2008-10). Evans has written or edited nine books, most recently The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All (Brookings Institution Press, 2008).
Kate Eversteyn is the Child Protection Specialist at AusAID, having served in this role since March 2010. Kate’s expertise in child protection and a child protection systems approach has been a key factor in the successful implementation of AusAID’s Child Protection Policy.
Prior to joining AusAID, Kate worked for twenty years as a youth worker and social worker, offering counselling services, program delivery, policy development and supporting communities in response to a range of critical incidents. With a strong focus on child protection, she has taken a leadership role in providing better outcomes for children and young people at Commonwealth, state and local levels.