Coal Truth author set for festival

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times
Greenpeace CEO and author David Ritter will speak at the Readers and Writers Festival next week.
Camera IconGreenpeace CEO and author David Ritter will speak at the Readers and Writers Festival next week. Credit: Supplied, Ella Colley, Greenpeace.

David Ritter, Greenpeace Australia Pacific chief executive and author of soon-to-be-released book The Coal Truth, will speak at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival next weekend.

Before joining Greenpeace, Ritter was one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal rights lawyers and he is the author of Contesting Native Title and The Native Title Market.

The future of Australia’s coal industry leads Ritter’s latest work, which explores the fight to stop the opening of the vast Galilee coal basin in Queensland.

Ritter will share the stage with journalist Peter Greste, domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, author Andrew Roffand and local high school students for the free How to Change the World Q&A session at 1pm next Friday.

Ritter will also speak on the main stage at 3.30pm in The Fight To Stop Adani session.

Tickets for the 3.30pm session are $20 via mrrwfestival.com.

The Coal Truth: The Fight To Stop Adani, Defeat The Big Polluters And Reclaim Our Democracy is out in June.

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