Jeremy Forbes | Pragmatic Dreams

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Jeremy Forbes
Pragmatic Dreams

Co-founder of HALT, People not Pokies and Ranga Pride

DO Australia 2014
Running time: 21m 44s

Filed in: Social Change

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Jeremy is a tradie who saw something dark and sad happening amongst tradespeople. It is a big problem, the sort that people generally shy away from addressing. He wanted to call a halt to it. So he opened the floodgates and galvanised a community into taking action.

Jeremy is a rough diamond who can speak fluent ‘Tradie’ while waxing lyrical about the French Cavalry at Waterloo. He can dissect the tactics of the latest Collingwood win or loss while advocating for mental health awareness with the CEO of Lifeline.

Jeremy has also been known to apply flawless makeup for a Theatre production to cover the bruises from a footy match.

A number of local tradesmen taking their lives, coupled with 20 years experiencing the highs and lows of the building industry, prompted Jeremy to co-found Hope Assistance Local Tradies, HALT.

 

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