Harry Van Moorst
Harry van Moorst has been a community activist for many years and has been involved in organising many campaigns concerned with the environment and with issues of world peace and social justice.
During the ‘60s and early ‘70s he was directly involved in organising anti-war and draft resistance activities and was the Vice-Chairperson of the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign.
Later in the ‘70s he was involved with anti-uranium and other environmental activities and with a range of social justice and civil liberties actions.
During the 1980s he was the convenor of the Coalition Against Poverty and Unemployment and he organised many activities to highlight the problems of unemployment and child poverty.
More recently, Harry was one of the chief organisers of the successful campaign against the toxic dump in Werribee proposed by CSR. He was subsequently appointed to the government’s Hazardous Waste Consultative Committee and has worked to establish policies and consultative processes that will help to avoid future conflicts of this type.
Harry has been active in kindergarten reform, law reform, local democracy and has given regular support to other groups and campaigns throughout Victoria.
Harry is a Board member of Eco Recycle Victoria and a member of the EPA’s Prescribed Industrial Waste Advisory Committee.
His work on environmental issues has given him some experience in the operation of the EES and VCAT processes. He was a member of the EES Review Reference Group in 2001-2002.
Harry was a Senior Lecturer in Social Research, Sociology and Community Development at Victoria University. He is currently lecturing part time at Victoria University and is the Director of the Western Region Environment Centre.