*Dr Michelle Maloney is a lawyer and advocate for Earth centred law and governance. *
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) and Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University.
She is Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Future Dreaming Australia – an organisation created by Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders to promote cross cultural sharing of governance and ecological knowledge in Australia. Michelle is on the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) and the Steering Group for the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA).
Michelle has 30 years’ experience designing and managing climate change, sustainability and environmental justice projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the USA, and this includes ten years working with Indigenous colleagues in Central Queensland on a range of community development, sustainability and cultural heritage projects. Michelle met and fell in love with Earth jurisprudence and Earth laws in 2009 and since 2011 has been working to promote the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance and systems change – with a focus on law, economics, ethics, education and the arts - through her work with AELA.
August 5th, 2020 | Season 1 | 37 mins 53 secs
aela, anthropocentric, ecocentric, michelle maloney, nena, population, post-growth, shock octopus
Since colonization, the human race has been blinded by the delusion that we are separate, above and beyond all other species to whom we share the planet. As we enter the decade of consequence, PGAP interviews Dr Michelle Maloney, who has dedicated her life to unpacking these myths and provides some insight into what an earth-centred society might look like.