Brockovich to be an Aussie
AMERICAN environmental campaigner Erin Brockovich has applied for Australian citizenship.
Brockovich, 51, whose real-life battle to expose a pollution scandal was made into a hit movie starring Julia Roberts, says she intends to pack up her California home and move to Australia.
‘‘ I feel a kindred spirit here,’’ she said. ‘‘ The people are warm, gracious, and I feel a real sense of hope when I come here.
‘‘ From your beaches to your forests and wildlife, so much of this country is pristine, and you have the chance to protect it and get it right.’’