On Friday 23rd November I attended an event to honour the work of Jack Mundey and the 30th Anniversary since his election to Sydney Council. The event was co-hosted by my colleagues Senator Lee Rhiannon and Lord Mayor Clover Moore. It was a wonderful opportunity to see a number of Sydney based activists come together to honour Jack and his achievements. I believe it is important that those of us in the fight for a just and progressive future take time to celebrate our achievements and draw strength from the past. As a member of the Friends of Millers Point I was thrilled to see Jack named as a patron of the campaign.
Jack is best known for The Green Bans campaign as part of the Builders Labourers Federation to save Sydney’s historic Rocks but he was also elected as an independent to Sydney Council in 1984. He was later appointed Chair of the Historic Houses Trust in 1995. Jack has certainly left his mark on Sydney. He continues to be an inspiration to me in my work on Council and I am proud to call him a fellow Greens member. I am looking forward to working with him to save the historic Millers Point community.