Byron Writers Festival 2016

Bob spoke at the "Byron Writers Festival 2016: The Wisdom of literature embraced"

Paul and Bob at the Byron Writers Festival 2016. Photo:

From the Byron Writers Festival blog:

Environmental Rights: A Human Rights Issue Bob Brown, Peter Doherty, David Manne. Chair: Anne Summers in the SCU Marquee

Wow, what a barrel of think tanks, and they were funny too. There were very few empty seats afforded to those turning up late to the discussion. Anne Summers steered the trio admirably through such important topics, the main theme being the sustainable management of our planet as being a fundamental human right.

Of this eco-loving community, Bob Brown would have to sit towards the top pier of their combined admiration and respect, such a great environmental champion of this country. What all three men had to say on the future of the planet, and how we need to socially coordinate ourselves more effectively to improve ‘Life’s” chances, was noble, but really for me it was Bob’s sharp wit that kept me enthralled throughout. All three gentlemen agreed that the way society has continuously voted in hapless leaders married to preordained policies that line the pockets of the puppeteers of eco-obliterating development, needs to change drastically. It’s the political behaviour and the power that lies within individuals to demand change that will save an overpopulated planet. Bob was vigilant in relation to all things Adani Mine, and ‘our’ dropping the batten of protest against an international law breaking Japan with its continuation of whaling in the ocean to our south.


There is also an NBN News video "Writers Festival inspires young minds" on the NBN website which features Bob.



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News items on High Court challenge to Tasmanian Government's Protest Laws

“These laws, if not challenged, will trap everybody who wants to take a stand against something that’s manifestly wrong going on in our country.”

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2014 Young Environmentalist of the Year presentation at last

Peter Hammarstedt
Bob Brown, Peter Hammarstedt, Peter Whish-Wilson, Christine Milne. Thomas Moore Photographer

Bob finally caught up with Peter Hammarstedt on the Hobart wharves to present him with his 2014 Young Environmentalist of the Year award.

The award page has been updated with a photo of the presentation.

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2014 BBF Annual General Meeting Chair's Report

Bob Brown Foundation Inc. Annual General Meeting 26th September 2014


Chair’s Annual Report

This year the Bob Brown Foundation hit its straps!

We grew rapidly in supporters, donations and campaign effectiveness.

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Alphington - 400 year old river red gum

River Red Gum
Photo: Northcote Leader

I was at Alphington yesterday for this amazingly intact 400 year old river red gum and to support local Greens Councillor, Trent McCarthy's bid for the seat of Northcote in the Victorian election to be held on the 29th November.

Twenty years of community action have insured this pre- European giant will be there for centuries to come and it's seedlings have now sprouted a mini- forest around it.

Bob Brown
23 Aug 2014

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Bob signs the monster climate petition


Bob signing the monster climate petition
Bob signing the monster climate petition on 22 August 2014

This paper petition to the House of Representatives is every Australians chance to stand up and be counted on action on climate change now and in the eyes of history. And people under 18 who can't vote but will inherit the whirlwinds can sign the petition.

See the Monster Climate Petition Facebook page and their website for the full details on this important petition.

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Bob Donates Painting of Recherche Bay to Tas Museum and Art Gallery

14 February 2014

Ian Hansen, The Lyluequonny People Farewell D’Entrecasteax’s Ships “Recherche” &”Esperance” Recherche Bay, Tasmania 1793
Ian Hansen, The Lyluequonny People Farewell D’Entrecasteax’s Ships “Recherche” &”Esperance” Recherche Bay, Tasmania 1793

Bob Brown has given the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery a large oil painting. The work, by noted Sydney marine artist Ian Hansen, depicts the well-documented scene at Recherche Bay when d’Entrecasteaux’s two ships Esperance and Recherche were farewelled by the Tasmanian Aboriginal landowners on 14 February 1793.

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