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  Pauline Rigby grew up in the farming community of Jingalup, south Western Australia. Here, began her connection with the natural world, on a property with majestic rocky outcrops that bordered virgin bushland. The forest was filled with wildflowers and wildlife was bountiful.

In 1993, she became a foundation student in the new School of Applied Ethics at Griffith University in Queensland, now The Key Centre for
Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance. She graduated with a BA in Humanities majoring in Applied Ethics. Her research gave her grounding in public sector ethics, codes of conduct, bioethics and historical and International ethical practice.

Moving to the University of Queensland, in 1997, she undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Development. This included placements in Gujarat and Maharashtra, India, learning at the village level about the micro credit initiatives and savings schemes, that empowered, grass roots community development projects.
Pauline graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004 with a Master of Social Administration (Community Development). Her research concentrated on local, global and International issues in Community Development.

Pauline now researches the Nuclear Industry and its impact on communities, work that draws on her two areas of expertise, ‘ethics’ and ‘community development’. Her work involves establishing local and global links between service personnel and civilians whose lives are affected by the expansion of militarism and the use of uranium weapons.

In 2003 she attended the World Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg Germany and raised the issue of Australia’s new role as a bombing range and ‘lily pad’ or ‘warm base’ for the United States Defence Force. She was a researcher for the Australian film “Blowin in the Wind” and as a member of DUSK, lobbied to fund its production and networked to facilitate its release across Australia in November 2005.

Pauline worked for a second time with Joanna Macy at the ‘Seeds For the Future’ 30 days Conference in Denmark West Australia 2005. Forty two International ‘Seeds’ honed their skills in practices that move us beyond apathy to ‘the work that reconnects’. Pauline offers workshops in ‘coming back to life’, group techniques that address the pain we feel for our world. She lives in the Blackall Range forest, Queensland.
 
 
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