Robert Joy BA (hons), MSc, MEnvSci, Dip Ed, is Adjunct Professor at the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. He is the appointed independent site supervisor for the Gunns pulp mill development in Tasmania, Chairman of Greenfleet Australia and former Deputy Chairman of EPA Victoria. He has 25 years of experience in policy development and program delivery in environment protection and resource management.
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