Lead Organiser, Sydney Alliance
David is the Lead Organiser at the Sydney Alliance. The Alliance brings diverse Sydneysiders from religious, community and union organisations to organise on issues of the common good – affordable housing, public transport, protecting weekends, refugees and climate justice. David has been with the Sydney Alliance for 6 years and with over ten years of community organising is an experienced professional working for social change and organisational renewal. Before the Alliance, David was President of the UTS Union Board, then the National Union of Students. As National President he campaigned in Australia and India to secure the 2009 reforms of International student rights and won increases to youth allowance for rural and poor students. David plays a leadership role within the Uniting Church, sits on the NSW Synod Standing Committee and is an elder at Leichhardt Uniting. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and International Studies. He is a nostalgic Coastie.
Advocacy Development and Networks Officer (Community Organiser), Cancer Council NSW
Carolyn ‘shows the love’ to the Cancer Council’s volunteer community advocates. She has a background in social work and training. She previously worked as the training coordinator with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. A recent career highlight was the successful campaign to get NSW government to abolish co-payments on chemotherapy drugs, a $76 million commitment.