Vale Deb Foskey by Tony Peck

Deb at the Sale Demonstration February 2020 (Sam Peck)

The East Gippsland Climate Action Network* mourns the passing of Dr Deb Foskey, social activist, environmental warrior and tireless campaigner. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and her many friends in the knowledge that she will be deeply missed by all.

Deb’s great passion for the environment and social justice led her to become a Greens MP in the ACT parliament. Her base though has been in East Gippsland, from her beloved Warm Corners and across East Gippsland. Deb fought right up to her death for a better place in our region and beyond.

In the most recent Federal Election** Deb stood as the Greens candidate for Gippsland. While this was an un-winnable fight, Deb treated the election campaign as though there was a chance. She lent the campaign her intelligent and confidant energy and earned the respect of candidates and opponents who appreciated her determination and decency.

Debs passion for a sustainable future led her to live much of her life in remote country where she maintained strong community connections coupled with effective environment campaigns that led to many environmental wins.

True to her convictions Deb joined the East Gippsland Climate Action Network and was a participant at our most recent protest – a march and vigil at Darren Chester’s office in Sale (image above). Her contribution was enormous and she will be missed by all her knew her.

Thank you Deb for making difference.

*republished from EGCAN facebook page For a more detailed account of Deb’s life see here.

** Deb was also a candidate in the last State Election. See her media release here.