This is my personal blog where I share about the issues I care about.
I am the Executive Officer for Make Poverty History Australia, co-leading the Campaign for Australian Aid. I was previously the National Manager of Public Health for the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand campaigning to reduce the number of and harm from gambling machines.
I am driven by values of fairness and social justice and using my time, energy and skills to work to make our world a better place. Issues of particular interest include gambling reform, marriage equality and human rights, climate change, inequality, disaster recovery, and ending extreme poverty.
I have an honours degree in English and Political Science, spent five years working for Labour MPs and Ministers in New Zealand; and nine years working in the health, addictions and social services sector.
Tony Milne, JP
“Tony Milne is a man of great integrity. He cares passionately about people. He works tirelessly to ensure the best possible future for all: the old, the young, those with a lot of resources and those with little” - Mary Richardson, Executive Director of the Christchurch Methodist Mission
“Tony is a young man with real political potential. Motivated by social justice, he is skilled in media, issues based campaigning and the nuances of political decision-making. Tony has a strong work ethic and sound values coupled with a clever mind. He will serve his community and country well” - Graeme Ramsey, CEO Problem Gambling Foundation