2019 — 9 speeches
Jack Mundey AO
Jack Mundey (1929 - 2020) was known as the father of the "green bans" put in place by building unions in the early 1970s - an extraordinary conservation movement that effectively halted the demolition and alteration of buildings and whole suburbs deemed to be of heritage or environmental significance. As the NSW branch secretary with the Builders Labourers Federation, through the green bans campaign Jack was widely credited with saving Sydney's historic Rocks area from destruction.
He remains a revered grassroots campaigner and advocate, a man who was fuelled by his commitment to social justice and a strong belief in the power of ordinary people to bring about significant change.