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Tag Archives: Bob Brown

City to Parliament House Walk opened today

By 21 November 2013

Today Shane Rattenbury, Bob Brown, Zed Seselja, and a whole pile of us media types all stood uncomfortably on a gigantic ant hill to celebrate the opening of the Parliament House walk.
These media events are always really interesting to me, there’s a bizarre camaraderie between everyone there. All the journalists know each other, and all [...]

Politics in the Pub. A conversation with Bob Brown

By 18 April 2013

The Australia Institute is inviting us to a conversation between Richard Denniss and Bob Brown.
Since the last time Bob Brown spoke to Politics in the Pub he has resigned from Parliament, created the Bob Brown Foundation which aims to help front-line environmentalists, as well as led a Sea Shepherd anti-whaling mission.
In an election year [...]

Where is the Greens’ statement on ACT CSIRO GM wheat?

By 26 June 2011

CSIRO announced days ago that they are growing GM wheat in the ACT, and that they will judge whether it’s fit for human trials in less than two years, e.g. nowhere near enough time to gauge health ill-effects.
Once upon a time this sort of issue was core Green.
At federal level you rarely hear [...]

Federale Greens start light rail push for Canberra

By 28 January 2011

Green Senator Bob Brown is again taking an interest in Canberra (earlier in the month he unveiled a vision to link Parliament and Civic with a walkway) and proposing a light rail system for our fair city:
With Greens’ transport spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam and leader Bob Brown, the Greens Senate candidate for the ACT Lin [...]

Bob Brown’s new vision for Canberra gains traction

By 12 January 2011

The ABC brings word that the Tasmanian Green Senator Bob Brown’s new grand vision for the sacred geometry of the parliamentary triangle is attracting some praise:
Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown is proposing a footbridge be built from London Circuit over Vernon Circle to City Hill, with a walkway extending along Commonwealth Avenue to Capital [...]

Euthanasia again

By 20 September 2010

It’s a happy day in the London Circuit Soviet as Our Chiefly Leader Jon Stanhope once again struts the national stage being all progressive.
A vast array of media is covering Bob Brown’s efforts to overturn the Commonwealth’s ability to overturn Territory legislation.
This in turn allows the Territories to pass laws the Commonwealth fears will anger [...]

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