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Kevin Bell

The Hon. Kevin Bell AM KC is a baby boomer who grew up in social housing in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin – fittingly, in the language of the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung, ‘Moorabbin’ means ‘resting place’ or ‘mother’s milk’. He graduated in Arts and Law from Monash University and worked at the Tenants Union of Victoria before practising as a barrister for twenty years, including in Victorian housing and residential tenancies law. As a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria for fifteen years, he wrote many influential judgments on human rights, including the right to housing and home. As a professor in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, he similarly focused on housing, homelessness and human rights. He also served as a commissioner of the Yoorrook Justice Commission and has a masters in international human rights law from Oxford University. He is presently an adjunct professor at Monash and the patron of Tenants Victoria.

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Jennifer Rayner @ Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

Better Read than Dead Sydney 265 King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Join us with Jennifer Rayner to celebrate the release of Climate Clangers! Jennifer will be joined by Caitlin Fitzsimmons. The climate assertions that only prevent effective action, and what could...


Jennifer Rayner @ Avid Reader (Brisbane)

Avid Reader 193 Boundary Street, West End, Queensland, Australia

Join us for a discussion about Climate Clangers: The Bad Ideas Blocking Real Action with Jennifer Rayner. Jennifer will be in conversation with Georgine Roodenrys. ABOUT THE BOOK The climate assertions...


ANU Meet the Author – Jennifer Rayner (Canberra)

Australian National University Cultural Centre, 153 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Jennifer Rayner will be in conversation with Tom Lowrey on her new book Climate Clangers The Bad Ideas Blocking Real Action The climate assertions that only prevent effective action, and what...

Jennifer Rayner in conversation with Jo Lauder (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, Australia

Join us to hear Dr Jennifer Rayner in conversation on her essay Climate Clangers. Dr Jennifer Rayner is the Head of Advocacy at the Climate Council, an independent, people-powered organisation advocating...

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