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Doco star visits Wollongong University

THE Australian Youth Climate Coalition chair and recent documentary star Anna Rose spoke at the University of Wollongong about her new book today.

Ms Rose visited Wollongong as part of a three month national tour following the launch of her the book, Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic, based on her ABC documentary journey with former Finance Minister Nick Minchin.

Ms Rose spoke on how Australia can move forward on making progress on tackling climate change. She discussed the origins, funding and tactics of the climate denial movement globally, and how it has influenced Australian politics.

The book is published by Melbourne University Press.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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