Bob Brown

is a former leader of the Australian Greens.

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Opinion February 09, 2019

The Stop Adani Convoy

“I am 74 and acutely aware that our planet is hotter than when I was a boy, due to the burning of fossil fuels. Storms, droughts and bushfires are all the worse, as predicted 30 years ago. Yet the rate of burning of fossil fuels is still growing in 2019, …”

Opinion September 02, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull caves in to Tasmanian loggers

“Turnbull effectively signed the death warrant on forests in a whole brace of reserves. He also endorsed logging of 159 forest coupes already listed by Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman for clear-felling in other Tarkine forests, including in the headquarters …”

Opinion March 25, 2017

In defence of civil disobedience

“Where the bounds of acceptable civil disobedience in a democracy lie is a debate that will be with us so long as times change and society transforms. Implying, as The Australian does, that civil disobedience against bad laws has no place at all …”

News March 19, 2016

Bob Brown’s arrest in Lapoinya under new anti-protester laws

A High Court challenge to Tasmania’s controversial anti-protester laws follows their use to arrest conservationists in the Lapoinya forest.