Long before the dawn of time, I trained as a graphic artist and illustrator, working for eight years in a variety of small studios across Perth, Western Australia.
Inspired by the powerful leadership of Mirarr Traditional Owners in their opposition to the Jabiluka uranium mine, in 1998 I joined Australia’s tenacious anti-nuclear movement and found my political home in the Australian Greens.
I worked four years in state politics for Robin Chapple MLC and two years for Western Australian Senator Rachel Siewert before throwing my hat over the wall in 2007 to jag a place as the fifth Greens Senator to represent Western Australia.
I served in Parliament from 2008 – 2017, as Co-Deputy Leader of the Greens parliamentary party from 2015 – 2017.
I’m now working as a writer, designer and freelance troublemaker, based on unceded Yuin country on the south coast of New South Wales. My first book Full Circle was published by Black Inc. in May 2021