Zali Steggall OAM now an independent MP for the seat of Warringah on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Winning the seat from from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2019.
Zali is also Australia's most successful alpine skier, winning bronze in slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, plus a World Championship gold medal in 1999. She is Australia's first individual medalist, first female medalist, and only medalist in alpine skiing.
With a BA in communications and media Zali then studied law, becoming a solicitor. She was then admitted to the NSW Bar as a barrister in 2008.
As this podcast was being edited Zali was introducing the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020, A Net Zero emissions target by 2050
The Act will enable Australia to make an immediate, positive and nationally supported response to the risks, challenges and opportunities of climate change.
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