Program speakers


Elizabeth McKinnon

Elizabeth (Lill) McKinnon is an experienced environmental lawyer with a passion for using the law to create social change. After a stint in private practice, Elizabeth moved to the Environment Defenders Office Victoria where she was a public interest environmental litigator. She then went on to be General Counsel at the Australian Conservation Foundation, where she led ACF in Federal Court litigation to Stop Adani and advised across a range of operational and governance issues. She has 16 years of experience using the law as a tool for change in the Australian environment and climate movements. She started in her current role as Co-CEO at Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) in July 2020, in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic. EJA is a non-profit leading public interest legal organisation.