First Nations Clean Energy Network steering group member Wiradjuri Professor Robynne Quiggin has been appointed to the Federal Government's new Net Zero Agency Advisory Board.
Also Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney, Robynne has lived and worked in Sydney, practicing as a solicitor and consultant for 15 years with a focus on legal, compliance and policy areas of relevance to Indigenous Australians including humanrights, financial inclusion, financial services, consumer issues, governance, the arts and heritage.
Prior to her appointment at UTS, Robynne was Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
She has a long standing commitment to a rights based framework as a mechanism for individuals and communities to pursue their social, economic, cultural, linguistic and artistic priorities.
She has participated in a number of international human rights and biodiversity forums and published on the role of rights in relation to the economic, cultural, artistic and scientific work of Aboriginal and TorresStraitIslander Australians.
Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Chris Bowen MP in their media release today say the Net Zero Agency aims to 'ensure that the workers, industries and communities ... can seize the opportunities of the net zero transformation'.
Last month the Government committed to legislate a national Net Zero Authority, which will 'work with state, territory and local governments, existing regional bodies, unions, industry, investors and First Nations groups to help key regions, industries, employers and others proactively manage the transformation to a clean energy economy'.
The Net Zero Agency will start work from July 2023.