RONA18 – Rights of Nature Australia 2018

In October 2018, the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is hosting Rights of Nature Australia 2018 (RONA18), a series of connected events that explore and promote the rights of nature to exist, thrive and evolve.

RONA18 involves a week of events in Brisbane from 23-28 October, as well as regional arts events around Australia during the month of October. The Rights of Nature Week of Events in Brisbane includes: a free public lecture, a one day community workshop, evening events and talks at the Rights of Nature National Art Exhibition, a two day International Symposium and a Peoples Tribunal.  

Please scroll down for all the information about our week of events in Brisbane. 

Read and share our RONA18 Poster for all the key dates.

More details about our regional events will be available soon; please see for more details.

Everyone's invited to join us!

RONA18 Program - Week of Events in Brisbane, 23-28 October

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Event List and Booking Links

  • CANCELLED - Tuesday 23 October

    Public Lecture: When Rivers and Forests Have Legal Rights

    CANCELLED: We regret that this event has had to be cancelled. For more details see:

  • Wednesday 24 October

    Community Earth Rights Workshop

    Griffith Ecocentre, Griffith University. See Page 3 of the RONA18 Program for details.
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  • Wednesday 24 October

    Evening event: Australian Launch of ELGA, the International Ecological Law and Governance Association

    Spring Hill Reservoirs, Brisbane. This evening event is also the Welcome Reception for AELA’s International Symposium (see below). See Page 4 of the RONA18 Program for details.
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  • Thursday 25 + Friday 26 October

    2 Day International Symposium
    Exploring our legal relationship with the living world: Caring for Country, Rights of Nature and Legal Personhood for Nature

    Griffith Ecocentre, Brisbane. See Pages 5-7 for the program.
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  • Saturday 27 October

    Australian Peoples' Tribunal for Community and Nature's Rights

    Banco Court, Supreme Court Building, 415 George Street, Brisbane. See Page 8 of the Program for more details and visit the dedicated website for the Peoples Tribunal.
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  • Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October

    RONA18 National Arts Exhibition

    Spring Hill Terrace, Brisbane. See Page 9 of the RONA18 Program for details.
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