Protecting the Rights of Future Generations

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer is the founder of the EveryGen Network, a co-founder of the Intergenerational Fairness Coalition and a board member of the youth-led organisation Foundations for Tomorrow.

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EveryGen’s mission is to amplify the voices of current and future generations and highlight the long-term impacts of today’s policy decisions.

EveryGen seeks to holds decision makers accountable for Australia’s long-term interests.

EveryGen would like to see an Act of parliament, similar to The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, that was first adopted in Wales in 2016. A Welsh-style Act would embed the protection of future generations into Australian legislation, making sustainable development the organising principle of government.

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See the highlights of the First National Summit on Intergenerational Fairness: