Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Robert James "Bob" Brown (born 27 December 1944) is former Australian Greens politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first group of Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and in 2007. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party.

While serving in the Tasmanian parliament, Brown successfully campaigned for a large increase in the protected wilderness areas. Brown led the Australian Greens from the party's foundation in 1992 until April 2012, a period in which polls grew to around 10% at state and federal levels (13.9% of the primary vote in 2010). From 2002 to 2004 when minor parties held the balance of power in the Senate, Brown became a well-recognised politician. In October 2003 Brown was the subject of international media interest when he was suspended from the parliament for interjecting during an address by United States president George W. Bush.

On 13 April 2012, Brown resigned as leader of the Greens and indicated his intention to resign from the Senate in June. This occurred on 15 June 2012.

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Don Harris (journalist) - Death in Guyana
... congressman Leo Ryan, NBC cameraman Bob Brown, NBC producer Bob Flick, NBC sound engineer Steve Sung and several other journalists to Georgetown, Guyana ... "There might be violence," Harris half-jokingly said, and asked Bob Brown to take pictures ... Bob Brown began filming the armed Peoples Temple members as they approached, and continued filming them as they opened fire on his unarmed party ...
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... Bob Brown has received the following awards The Australian newspaper 'Australian of the Year' (1983) IUCN Packard Award (1984) UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour (1987) Goldman Environmental Prize (199 ...
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... referred to as a doctor however this would be inconsistent with Bob Brown being constantly referred to as the only 'college boy' in the team ... According to Bob Brown, Hector liked ice in his beer and uses a Sig Sauer 9mm as a sidearm, the same weapon as Grey ... During a mission to New Guinea with Bob Brown, Hector undergoes an arduous rite of initiation and becomes an honourary member of the local tribe ...
Australian Greens - History - Leadership of Bob Brown - 2010 Election Onward
... Sarah Hanson-Young in South Australia and Bob Brown in Tasmania were not due for re-election ... Federal Greens leader Bob Brown said of the result that it was positive but that "The Liberals' preferencing to Labor means that instead of there being three Greens in the new parliament there won't be" ... backed by Lee Rhiannon had already been rejected by Bob Brown and federal party ...
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... Milne, Di Hollister, Gerry Bates and Bob Brown, to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Bass as a member of a group of independents under the leadership of Bob Brown ... Bob Brown and Gerry Bates were sitting members.) They together formed an alliance called The Green Independents, and held the balance of power in the government for three years, keeping ...

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