Axel Bosselmann, 71
Some people are talkers. Others are doers. As recently as last year, Axel Bosselmann was in Uganda and Sudan, providing guidance and leadership to refugees; conducting audits in war zones, restoring bio-medicinal resources and working in the Tonj/Wau region. He has started language schools in Malaysia and succeeded with limited material and financial resources under great physical exertion, where others would never even dare. He is a trauma counsellor and a horticulturalist and now Axel Bosselmann brings all of his experiences to the slam, direct from the Charters Towers visitors information centre where he is a volunteer with a dash of poetry workshops on the side.