Politician, Organization founder
Who is Drew Hutton?
Hutton has been a social activist all his adult life. "Since 1984 I have been part of the process that has moved green politics from the margins to the mainstream of Australian political life. Along the way I have been privileged to represent the Party as a spokesperson and as a candidate. The Greens are now poised to enter that mainstream as a powerful force, representing the hopes and aspirations of many, many Australians."
While working as a high school teacher and then a college lecturer from the 1960s to the 1980s Hutton became involved in the anti-Vietnam War campaign, and campaigns on uranium mining, Indigenous land rights and nuclear disarmament. He also used his position as a teacher educator to champion peace and environmental education in schools and more democratic school environments and teaching practices.
For many years, Hutton was a lecturer at tertiary institutions in South East Queensland including Queensland University of Technology and University of Southern Queensland. He has published books and numerous articles, especially on green philosophy, history and ethics. He brought together the first book on green politics in Australia in 1987 and with his partner Libby Connors wrote A History of the Australian Environment Movement published by Cambridge University Press in 1999. Hutton and Dr Conners were married in 1986. Hutton has two adult sons.
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