Jeanette is a lecturer in sustainable design and considers it a privilege to be a voice for the animals, through the Animal Justice Party in Queensland. She is deeply concerned about the environment and the future of all animals we share this beautiful planet with and dreams of a future for the children of tomorrow that is rich and abundant, and hopes for everyone to experience the deep connection with animals and nature that she feels.
Jeanette also feels strongly that the important environmental and social justice issues of our time are inextricably linked with animal justice, thus advancing the agenda of the animal justice is also addressing the other important global challenges we face and she has a long history working for animals and the environment, in both a charitable capacity and as a lecturer, whilst being educated in Conservation & Land Management, Environmental Science, Sustainable Building & Interior Design and Environmental Sustainability.
Jeanette looks forward to the opportunity to bring a voice to the political arena for the animals. Through animal justice reforms she hopes to restore the right to a life free of exploitation to all animals and accord them the, freedom, respect and dignity they deserve.
Christopher O’Brien is a teacher, part time radio presenter at VAC and a PhD student in Law and Language at Griffith University in Brisbane. He is a qualified Lawyer and speaks Mandarin, Indonesian, Japanese and some Spanish. His areas of legal interest include Animal Law, Administration Law and Jurisprudence philosophy.
Chris maintains a vegan diet and has discussed the benefits of living on a vegetarian or vegan diet in the media. Chris believes an informed vegan diet is the best single thing you can choose to do for your personal health, the millions of interdependent animal species, relationships, the environment and planet Earth.
Growing up, Chris developed an awareness that nature was composed of millions of species all expressing themselves in complex and different ways. Through his exposure to wildlife, Chris has noticed the presence of a human in nature causes a change in the calls of all the natural beings which ripples-out signalling danger to others.
Christopher feels that the many contradictions in animal law are emblematic of inherent failings in the design of government. His dream is that one day animals will have their inherent right to live freely with dignity and autonomy recognized as a general principle in the constitution of Australia.