Meg Paul, 77, is a tertiary educated mother and grandmother who worked in the Library and Information sector as a practitioner, an educator and then as a partner is a business specialising in library placements, training courses and consultancies.
Meg believes that every person has the right to die with dignity, free of pain, at a time and place of their choosing and, if they wish, in the company of their family and friends.
She is a humanist believing:
- that reason, free enquiry and a scientific approach enables one to understand our universe and our place in it.
- that women and men are equal and must be treated by society as such.
- that the separation of church and state is a fundamental premise of a democratic society.
An advocate of free speech and the need for an independent media, Meg was instrumental in the establishment of what is now known as ‘ABC Friends.’ She was for a time the public representative on the Australian Press Council.
Meg has served on the Council of the State Library of Victoria, the Council of the National Library of Australia and various other professional and community committees. On retirement Meg has been involved with the establishment of two houses to assist homeless teenagers finish their secondary schooling and for the past fifteen years has been actively involved in the maintenance and revegetation of a Foreshore Reserve on the Mornington Peninsula.