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.
||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
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
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.