Christina Hobbs

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Christina Hobbs
Born (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 38)
Canberra, Australia
Education Melrose High School
Alma mater Australian National University
Occupation Economist, consultant, Humanitarian Worker
Years active 2006–present

Christina Hobbs (born 7 July 1982) is a Canberra-based Australian economist, humanitarian worker and political activist. She is standing as a candidate for the Australian Senate in the 2016 federal election for the Australian Greens.

Background

Early life and education

Hobbs was born in Canberra, and grew up in the Tuggeranong suburb of Wanniassa. She attended public schools including Melrose High School, and went on to study a double degree in Science and Commerce at the Australian National University.

Consulting

Upon completing university she began her career as a consultant for Deloitte. She won their Young Businesswoman of the Year award in 2008.[1]

United Nations

Hobbs worked for the United Nations, as an economic and food security specialist with the World Food Programme. She has worked in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.[2] She worked to increase the collective bargaining power of farmers in the Palestinian Territories. She also spent 3 years in Nepal, most recently coordinating efforts to provide relief for the April 2015 Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks.[3][4]

Other organisations

Hobbs serves as a board director of the inaugural board of the Global Women's Project.[5]

She helped establish the ethical superfund, Future Super, in 2014, and remains as an adviser.

Hobbs is an alumni member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.

Political career

Political activism

In 2013 she organised a campaign to link the Maules Creek coal mine to findings from the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. She also participated in protests at the mine site in 2014, locking herself to a bulldozer.[6]

Australian federal politics

Hobbs is standing as a Senate Candidate for the ACT in the 2016 federal election, as the lead candidate for the Australian Greens.[7]

References

  1. "Federal Candidates". http://www.actgreens.org.au/federal_candidates_2016. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  2. Canberra Times: [1]. (22 October 2015). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  3. Global Women's Project [2] (6 July 2015). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  4. ABC Radio National [3] (10 July 2015). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  5. Global Women's Project [4] Retrieved on 2016-05-08.
  6. Australian Mining: [5]. (24 April 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  7. Canberra Times: [6]. (22 October 2015). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.