Dr Bob Brown, environmentalist and former leader of the Australian Greens, gives the Crawford School Reflections Lecture 2012 at the Crawford School on 3 December.
The Crawford School's Reflections Lecture provides the opportunity for influential Australian public policy participants to:
• discuss their role in Australian public policy
• examine their achievements
• assess what with hindsight could have been done differently
• consider the state of play with respect to contemporary public policy and politics, and
• engage with current policy-making communities.
Bob Brown, a medical doctor and environmentalist, is the former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. He was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996, after 10 years as an MHA in Tasmania's state parliament and retired in June 2012.
During his time as a senator, Dr Brown raised a number of important and controversial issues in Parliament including the threat posed by climate change; self-determination for West Papua and Tibet; saving Tasmania's ancient forests; opposing the war in Iraq; stopping the sale of the Snowy Hydro scheme and opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia.
Since retiring from the Senate, he has set up the Bob Brown Foundation to promote environmental awareness and to help front-line environmentalists.
Please note: At 36 mins in Dr Brown shows a video, which can be seen here: