Past Events


  • Stop Adani Convoy – Brisbane Rally

    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Queens Gardens in Brisbane, Australia

    Rally against Adani's mega coal mine with the Stop Adani Convoy in Brisbane.

    Come down to join the #StopAdani convoy as we rally in Queens Gardens and march to Adani's Headquarters - to let our politicians know we will vote Adani out.

    Now is the time to send a clear message that the people of Brisbane want action on climate change and that starts with stopping Adani’s mega coal mine.

    WHEN: Monday 22nd of April, 1-2pm

    WHERE: Rally at Queens Gardens (corner of George and Elizabeth Streets, Brisbane) and March to Adani Headquarters at 10 Eagle st

    WHAT: Hear from Bob Brown, School Striker Sara McKoy, Geoff Cousins and Sailoto Liveti Pacific Climate Warrior from Tuvalu. March to Adani's HQ to send a clear message, Australia wants to #StopAdani.

    Our politics have been in the pockets of mining companies too long, with the LNP's dodgy rush through of Adani's water approvals, we need to make sure that this election, Australians will vote Adani out.

    Driving from Hobart to the Galilee Basin, the convoy will be ramping up pressure on MP’s across Australia, calling on them to #StopAdani and remind voters of everyone’s obligation to keep this planet habitable.

    The #StopAdani Convoy, led by Bob Brown, is a convoy of concerned community members from across Australia driving from Hobart to Adani’s mine site in the Galilee Basin north Queensland, then back down to Canberra for a final rally before the Federal election. Rallies are being held along the East Coast, with big rallied planned for Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before reaching Brisbane on April 22.


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    If you are joining the convoy please join our Stop Adani Convoy Facebook Group. This Facebook group is designed to provide a platform for you to connect with other convoy participants. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2291887284434109/?ref=br_rs

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Mullumbimby Rally

    Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    Mullumbimby Showgrounds in Mullumbimby, Australia

    Guest Speakers:

    Bob Brown

    Murray Dreschler – Frontline Action on Coal

    Performances by Moreton and Hussy Hicks

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Coffs Harbour Departure Point

    Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Coffs Harbour Showground in Coffs Harbour, Australia

    We will depart together from the Coffs Harbour Showground at 9 am.

    Meet at 8:30 am for a 9 am departure.

    Welcome to Country by Martin Ballangarry

    Guest Speaker Bob Brown

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Sydney Rally

    Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Bowling Green, Parramatta Park in Parramatta, Australia

    Welcome to Country with Julie Bukari Jones (Webb), Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation

    Performance by Prema Smith

    Guest Speakers:

    Bob Brown

    Pine Esera and Isaac Nasedra - Pacific Climate Warriors

    Glen Klatovsky - 350.org Australia

     

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Albury-Wodonga Departure Point

    Friday, April 19, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Gateway Lakes in Wodonga, Australia

    We will depart together from the Gateway Lakes at 10 am.

    Meet at 9:30 am for a departure of 10 am.


    Welcome to Country with the Mungabareena Corporation

    Guest Speaker Bob Brown.

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Melbourne Rally

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr in Melbourne, Australia

    Welcome to Country Uncle Dave Wandin – Wurundjeri Cultural Heritage Corporation.

    Guest Speakers:

    Bob Brown

    Mark Tipping - President of Tesla Owners Club Australia

    Dr Mark Sandford

    Jacynta Fuamatu - Organiser for 350 Australia and Elder member for the Pacific Climate Warriors

    Paul Sinclair - ACF Campaigns Director

    Adalita from Magic Dirt will sing.

     

  • Stop Adani Convoy - Devonport Departure Point

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Girdlestone Park in East Devonport, Australia

    Come and farewell the Stop Adani Convoy as it prepares to board the Spirit of Tasmania for its epic journey north.

    Speakers:

    Bob Brown

  • Stop Adani Convoy – Hobart Rally

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Parliament House Lawns in Hobart, Australia

    Rally with Bob Brown in Hobart before the convoy heads off on its epic journey north to Queensland.

    Guest speakers:

    Christine Milne

    Bob Brown

    Anthony Houston

    Music by Monique Brumby.

  • Stop Adani Convoy Information evening - Brisbane. 17 rsvps

    Friday, April 05, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Turnstlye Community Hub, 10 Laura St, Highgate Hill QLD

    The Stop Adani convoy is coming to town! Find out about the convoy and how you can get involved.

    The Stop Adani Convoy, lead by Bob Brown, is a convoy of people heading from Hobart to Canberra via the Galilee Basin in north Queensland. The convoy is a community commitment – an act of defiance for the future of our planet - and a peaceful protest against Gautam Adani’s obscene mine in the lead up to the federal election.  In the run up to the federal election it will be critical to pressure political parties to commit to stopping this disastrous project

    Come along to the information evening to learn more about the convoy, find out how you can get involved and help us make this journey huge!

    The convoy will be traveling up the coast of Australia and along the way there will be BIG rallies in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Mullumbimby and Brisbane and Airlie Beach. Once the convoy reaches  North Queensland, people can join the Stop Adani frontline protest camp, Camp Nudja, near Bowen, or continue with the convoy back down to Canberra. In Canberra there will be a Climate Action Rally outside Parliament House on what could be the last Sunday before the Federal election.

    This is going to be a huge moment for the Stop Adani campaign and we would love you to be part of it.

    For more information about the convoy check out: https://www.bobbrown.org.au/stopadaniconvoy_signup

    If you want to join the convoy you can register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMD0swNVvQ3ihZrXd_QPeBt5RoQh8zlNkZgo1cMlI1juO5pA/viewform

    If you want to help out with the event but can’t make it along to the information night fill out this form and we will be in touch.

  • takayna Ultra

    Friday, April 05, 2019 at 05:00 AM

    Join our inaugural 65km ultra-marathon event and help save takayna / Tarkine from logging, mining and off-road vehicle damage.

    Just announced as a sister race to the Ultra, the takayna22 shares a section of the same route along this magnificent wild coastline.

    This event will raise money to support our campaign to have takayna / Tarkine protected as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

    This run will traverse grass plains, amazing sands tracks along rugged wild coastlines and bush tracks. 

     

     

    Starting beside the dark brown buttongrass tannin-stained Nelson Bay River, the run immerses you immediately in rolling native grass plains and stands of dry eucalypt forest. Open beaches, dunes, and impressive low rocky sections, and more dark rivers and creeks to cross, are dispersed occasionally with fishing shack settlements and extensive Aboriginal heritage. Traversing complex coastal country and a stand of remnant old growth forest adjacent to the Arthur River, this run takes you across wild takayna – an experience you will never forget.

    Places are strictly limited to 100 runners for the takayna Ultra and 40 for the takayna22.

    Registrations closed on 15 March.

     

    Donate to support the event via our Raisley page

  • Salmon Farming in Storm Bay Information Session

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    HOBART TOWN HALL

    With the support of Neighbours of Fish Farming and other community and professional groups from all over the state, the TASMANIAN ALLIANCE FOR MARINE PROTECTION (TAMP) is holding a public information meeting next Wednesday at the Hobart Town Hall.

    The hour-long meeting will present the concerns of communities over the expansion of industrial salmon farming into Storm Bay.

    Speakers will include former CEO of the Derwent Estuary Program, Christine Coughanowr; TAMP chair and professional fisher, Mark Bishop, and sailor, Sheenagh O’Neill. Politicians from all parties have been invited to attend.

  • Restore Lake Pedder Film Night

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    State Cinema
    Restore Pedder: Campaign Launch & Damnation Film Night
    Wednesday 27 February at The State Cinema, Hobart
    Doors open at 5:45 for 6:15pm screening of Damnation
    Hosted by: Lake Pedder Restoration Committee with the State Cinema Hobart and Patagonia
    Dams don’t last forever. It is time to @RestorePedder. Help bring this ancient landscape back to life. Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Todd Dudley for the campaign launch and screening of #Damnation a powerful film that provides proof dam removal is possible. Hosted by the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee on Wed 27 Feb tickets $20 @ www.statecinema.com.au with @statecinemahobart @patagonia
     
    The damming of Lake Pedder in 1972 gave birth to the global movement to protect nature. In the summer of 2021-22 it will be fifty years since the water of the Serpentine impoundment swallowed the pinkish-white quartzite beach of Lake Pedder and the Serpentine and Upper Huon valleys. Can the restoration of Lake Pedder inspire a global movement to restore and rejuvenate our planets wild places?
     
    Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Todd Dudley and the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee to launch the Restore Pedder campaign. Our hosts will share plans to restore pedder and the hope that we can make Olegas Truchanas’ vision come true: that Tasmania “be a shining beacon in a dull, uniform and largely artificial world”.
     
    Damnation is a powerful film that provides proof that dam removal is possible. Its majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries document how dam owners, impacted communities, and politicians are now reevaluating the usefulness of certain dams and often advocating for decommissioning and removal. Some call it a movement, others call it a generational shift in values.

     

    lakepedder.org@gmail.com 

  • Tarkine Action Group Melbourne - Feb 6, 2019 11 rsvps

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Hayden Raysmith Room 1/ Level 4 Ross House in Melbourne , Australia

    Come along to our first Tarkine Action Group meeting for 2019. 

    Hosted by Emma Wasson, campaigner for the Bob Brown Foundation and Dan Cass, Canberra Lobbyist. 

    This is an opportunity to receive an in person campaign update in the context of the 2019 Federal Election, check in or get involved last minute before campaign activities at the National Sustainable Living Festival and St Kilda Festival weekend of February 8 - 11.

    Meet some of the people you could be volunteering with. 

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  • Art and Activism with Cecily Miller 9 rsvps

    Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Bob Brown Foundation, Hobart Office

    5pm – 6:30pm followed by a Potluck vegan dinner.

    Guest speaker Cecily Miller is visiting Tasmania from Boston USA. Cecily is an inspiring award-winning arts manager and activist who combines the two and makes action happen.

    Cecily will give a talk and presentation and then we will share a potluck dinner, so bring a plate of vegan food to share.

     

    RSVP is essential (below), names checked at the door.

  • Earth Celebration at the Cygnet Folk Festival

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    St James Catholic College Auditorium, Cygnet, TAS

    This Sunday, January 13 from 9 am, flap your wings and celebrate life on Earth. A short hour of great musicians, songs and stunning videos. Join Bob and a galaxy of great performers in a fast hour firing up the final day of the Cygnet Folk Festival.

    Bring your family and friends.

    Entry: Cygnet Folk Festival ticket or a donation at the door

  • New Year Volunteer Social Gathering - Melbourne 23 rsvps

    Friday, January 11, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The Standard Pub in Fitzroy , Australia

    Come along for a drink and some nibbles to reconnect or connect with the volunteer community for the Tarkine Campaign in Melbourne. 

    This will be an informal gathering for the purpose of saying thank you's to those who have volunteered throughout 2018 and plan to into the future. 

    There will be a chance to speak to the Melbourne campaigner about volunteer opportunities planned for the weekend of February 8 - 11, 2019 however this is not the sole purpose of this gathering. It is to celebrate and connect with each other. 

  • Falls Festival Loo Crew - 2018-19

    Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM through January 01, 2019
    Marion Bay

    Volunteer for Bob Brown Foundation at Falls Festival Marion Bay.

    Volunteers receive a free ticket, premium campsite, hot showers, hot meals and all you need to do is four 4 hour shifts during the festival from 28 Dec to 1 Jan.

    To find out more or to register contact:
    fallsfestival@bobbrown.org.au or call Sarah on 0478 279 943

  • Our campaign team are coming to Adelaide 6 rsvps

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM through December 17, 2018
    Adelaide

    We are coming to Adelaide this weekend to lobby the attendees at the ALP National Labor Conference and we invite you to join us.

    Bob Brown Foundation is campaigning for secure protection of takayna / Tarkine in a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership. With Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, spectacular remote coastline with rich Aboriginal cultural significance and rare and endangered wildlife, official protection requires the Labor or Liberal government to come good.

    Our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber, Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan and Canberra Lobbyist Dan Cass will all be in Adelaide this weekend to hold a peaceful demonstration on Sunday morning and be inside the conference.

    This is a great opportunity for you to meet our campaign team and hear our latest updates. We are also going to screen the Patagonia film takayna, which has not yet premiered in Adelaide.

    There are some key ways that you could help me if you are available. Do you have a data projector we can borrow? Or would you be willing to receive by our placards and banners, by courier, for the Sunday demonstration?   

     

    takayna film screening and campaign update by Bob Brown Foundation Campaign team. 

    • When: Saturday 15th of December 
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm 
    • Where: St Peters Cathedral, Cynthia Poulton Hall, 27 King William Rd, North Adelaide
    • RSVP here (insert weblink) 

     

    Protect takayna / Tarkine Demonstration

    • Please join us for a peaceful demonstration in support of protection for takayna / Tarkine 
    • When: Sunday the 16th of December 
    • Time: 8am - 11am
    • Where: Out the front of the Adelaide Convention Centre where the ALP conference is happening. Meeting place will be confirmed with you after you have RSVPd 

    We look forward to taking action with you.

  • Tarkine Art Salon - Dear Tarkine… with love, from Melbourne 59 rsvps

    Friday, December 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM through December 23, 2018
    Australian Catholic University Gallery, 26 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC

    Bob Brown Foundation engages Art & Action in the campaign to defend and protect takayna / Tarkine. One of the last wild places on Earth and still threatened.

    The Tarkine Art Salon brings together artists, people and more than humans in a collaborative body of work curated in salon style to present the diversity of community engaged in expressions of takayna / Tarkine.

    Funds raised from art sales go to support the Bob Brown Foundation campaign for secure protection of the Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park including it's return to Aboriginal ownership.

    Exhibition Opening Night: Friday December 14, 6:30pm

    Kindly supported by the Australian Catholic University.

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