Tim Flannery is a scientist, an explorer, a conservationist and a leading writer on climate change. He has held various academic positions including Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Macquarie University. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. Flannery was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.
Damon Gameau is an Australian director, writer and producer who was a NSW Australian of the Year nominee in 2020 for starting The Regeneration movement As a director he wrote, directed and performed vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, ANIMAL BEATBOX, which has now played at over 25 festivals worldwide. THAT SUGAR FILM was Damon’s first feature length film as a director and won Best Documentary at the Australian AACTA awards and became the highest grossing Australian documentary of all time. The also wrote THAT SUGAR BOOK and That Sugar Guide, the first is now published in 9 languages. Damon’s recent film, 2040, is an innovative feature documentary that explores what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. It was released in April 2019 and is already in the top 5 highest grossing documentaries of all time in Australia and is now releasing around the world. ‘2040: a handbook for the Regeneration’ was published with the film’s release. In previous days, Damon was an actor who starred in several feature films, including Rolf De Heer’s critically acclaimed THE TRACKER, Robert Connolly’s BALIBO opposite Anthony LaPaglia for which he received an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and PATRICK with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance. His television credits include UNDERBELLY, HOWZAT, LOVE MY WAY, PUBERTY BLUES, SECRETS AND LIES, GALLIPOLI and THE KETTERING INCIDENT.
Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Following the Uluru Convention, Thomas was entrusted to carry the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He then embarked on an eighteen-month journey around the country to garner support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice, and a Makarrata Commission for truth-telling and agreement-making or treaties. His first book in 2019 was "Finding The Heart of The Nation". Thomas’s journey continues, both in person and through the pages of this book and his second book for young Australians - "Finding Our Heart". He has two books that will be released in August 2021. A childrens book about the Gurindji Wave Hill Walk Off. And a book about fatherhood from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s perspective.