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061 | 100 Greg Mullins: On the frontline of extreme fire

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Location: 100 Climate Conversations Exhibition, Level 1, Powerhouse Museum

Price: FREE - Bookings Essential as places are limited

Greg Mullins has spent his career fighting increasingly extreme fires and responding to natural disasters, retiring as the second longest serving fire chief in the history of New South Wales in 2017. An outspoken advocate, Mullins has since formed Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, aiming to catalyse government into meaningful climate action.

See Greg Mullins in conversation with journalist Marian Wilkinson, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 2.45pm for a 3pm start. No late admittance.

100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit

Greg Mullins is a firefighter with over 50 years experience including 13 years as commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW. The former fire chief made headlines in 2019 as a spokesperson for the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action Group. The group of 23 former fire and emergency leaders told the media they had spent months warning Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia needed more firefighting resources ahead of the approaching catastrophic bushfire season. Mullins has served on numerous national and international emergency services advisory committees. He is currently chair of the NSW Ambulance Service Advisory Board and a councillor with The Climate Council.

Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning journalist whose career has spanned radio, television and print, covering politics, national security and climate change. She has been a foreign correspondent in Washington for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and executive producer of the ABC's Four Corners. As environment editor for the SMH in 2009 her joint Four Corners production, The Tipping Point, reporting on the rapid melt of Arctic Sea ice won a Walkley Award. Wilkinson has authored four books including, The Carbon Club: How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy (2020).

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