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The 1982 Franklin Dam protests were a defining moment in the history of Australia’s social movements. But such campaigns may well be impossible today.
Bob Brown on his latest environmental battle, and a critique of Labor
Bob Brown joins the podcast to discuss the state of the Greens, Labor, and Australia's climate change policy
A new documentary follows a group of young Australian climate activists, loosely weaving their fresh protests with historical events. It’s powerful, if a little too polite.
Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
Starting with his campaign against the damming of the Franklin River, Brown has had a huge impact on the place of the environment in Australian political debate.
New research shows how deeply entrenched “us” and “them” attitudes make it much harder to make a fair energy transition.
The Greens’ only House of Representatives member, Adam Bandt, is the party’s new leader, elected unanimously after Richard Di Natale’s decision to leave parliament. Bandt, 47, has held the inner city seat…
Younger voters credit Alex Bhathal with running the better campaign because it had been ‘more visible’.
Both male and female participants were in favour of more women in parliament, and pointed to the value of more diverse opinions than just those of ‘middle-aged white male lawyers’.
Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest.
Bob Brown’s successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
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The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren’t happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
All nine of Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues co-signed a letter of complaint that was sent to the Greens’ national council.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as ‘the Greens’ version of Tony Abbott’.
Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.
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Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania’s anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution’s implied right to political communication.
Since retiring from politics in 2012, former Greens leader Bob Brown has continued to offer sharp perspectives on issues of national debate.
Bob Brown said that while a plebiscite was the wrong way to go, without it ‘I think that down the line there’s three more years of waiting’.
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has said the door should be kept open for a plebiscite if that is the only way of achieving same-sex marriage in the foreseeable future.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale (right) and Greens candidate for Grayndler Jim Casey are eyeing off the inner-Sydney seat.
With the election result almost certain to be close, preferencing will play a key role, leaving the progressive parties in particular in a difficult bind.
Backed by experience and a moderate leader in Richard Di Natale, the Greens are a force to be reckoned with in this election.
The Greens are set to play a significant role in the election campaign and the new parliament. They are looking for gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
All eyes are now on Christine Milne to see if she is up to filling the void left by former leader Bob Brown.
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