• Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Sydney

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Fraser Suites in Sydney, Australia

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Leaving a gift in your Will information session - Melbourne

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 01:15 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Old Melbourne Observatory

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.

  • Rally against wilderness helicopter incursions

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Civic Square

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    Hosted by Fishers and Walkers against Helicopter Access Tasmania, this rally is to protest against commercial helicopter access into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, which will destroy the tranquillity and remoteness of one of Tasmania's most beloved wild places.

  • 2018 Environment Awards 3 rsvps

    Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Bob Brown Foundation Office in Hobart, Australia

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    Bob with our 2017 Environment Award winners.

     

    Join us for the presentation of our annual Environment Awards as we celebrate the courage and dedication of inspiring environment activists.

    The informal ceremony will present awards for Environmentalist of the Year, Young Environmentalist of the Year, Community Environment Group of the Year and the Deni Greene Award and will be followed by refreshments.

    Please RSVP to Jasmine if you are planning to attend to assist with planning.

    All welcome!

     

     

  • 9th Hobart Oration

    Monday, October 29, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Hobart Conference Centre in Hobart, Australia

    Celebrated investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown wanted logging stopped in Sarawak.

    The Malaysian Prime Minister wanted her jailed.

    Now he is in jail.

    Don't miss this fearless environmentalist who brought down a corrupt Malaysian Prime Minister, in conversation with Bob Brown at the 9th Hobart Oration.

    Tickets available here.

    Clare Rewcastle Brown is a former British television reporter and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak, which came to prominence for challenging wide-scale political corruption in Malaysia and the resulting impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment. Her investigations resulted in the exposure of the 1MDB Development Fund scandal, which revealed alleged grand kleptocracy by the Malaysian Prime Minister; rocked the global financial community; helped put the off-shore finance industry on the run and embarrassed some of the most famous figures in Hollywood, Vegas and New York.

    Fortune Magazine named her one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures in 2016; she was named one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016. In 2018 she received the Guardian Award by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and was named one of the most influential Londoners by the Evening Standard. In 2013 she received the International Press Institute’s Pioneer of Media Freedom Award; in 2014 she received Queensland University’s Communication for Social Change Award and she was the winner of the One World Media Special Award from CNN in 2015. Malaysia issued a warrant for her arrest and requested INTERPOL place her on its international Red Notice list in 2015. However, INTERPOL rejected the request and following the defeat of Najib in the May 9th 2018 election Malaysia rescinded the warrant.

     

     

  • Tarkine Artivist Collective Meetings 4 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    These gatherings are hosted by artist Fiona Haasz who is working with The Bob Brown Foundation to support the campaign for securing a World Heritage listed Tarkine National Park including it's return to Aboriginal ownership.

    If you would like to collaborate with other Tarkine in Motion artists who have participated in the Bob Brown Foundation's Tarkine in Motion artist field trip or be a mentor for emerging artists to support merging practice with a campaign for environmental action, these gatherings could be for you.

    These gatherings will lead toward you producing a piece of work exhibition ready for the Launching Pad Gallery space from November 30, 2018. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 31st October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    RSVP: Let us know you will be there.

    Note: Directly after these gatherings are the campaign meetings from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the same space.

  • Julian Burnside and James Dryburgh in Conversation

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

    You are warmly invited to a conversation with Julian Burnside QC and author of The Balfour Correspondent, James Dryburgh.  

    The Balfour Correspondent is a compelling response to a young girl's letters written to Tasmanian Newspaper, over 100 years ago.

    During 1912, fourteen-year-old Sylvia McArthur writes to a weekly Tasmanian newspaper from Tasmania's wilds. Her letters from the doomed bush town of Balfour, in the lands we now think of as the Tarkine, have been forgotten for a century. James Dryburgh answers her letters, creating a strangely powerful dialogue across time and space and giving us a powerful sense of the forces that still do battle to shape our existence in this country, and on this earth. 

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    Tickets available online (below) or from Eltham Book Store, 970 Main Rd, Eltham. Ph: 03 9439 8700 

    $55 per person or $35 concession, (includes one signed copy of the book and afternoon tea).

    Children welcome.

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    This event is presented with the generous support of the Royal Society of Victoria and in conjunction with Eltham Bookshop.

     

     

  • BioBlitz 2018 58 rsvps

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM through November 26, 2018
    Riverbend Youth Centre in Scotchtown , Australia

    Click here for more detailed information about our 2018 BioBlitz

    You are welcome to join us from Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 25th November, or any time in between. 

    Our base camp for the duration of the event will be at the Riverbend Youth Centre, approximately 6km south of Smithton, North-west Tas. Accommodation options include motorhome sites, tent camping and dormitories with shared bathroom and toilet facilities.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all catered for by our BioBlitz team. 

    Each day we will travel out to explore and discover takayna / Tarkine coast, forest and plains locations.  We will travel to our survey sites using minibuses and some car-pooling.  Each evening we regroup at the base camp to share food, discoveries and stories.

    After you purchase your tickets you will receive an information booklet. 

    Click here for more detailed information about our 2018 BioBlitz

    We have several ticket types available. Please read each ticket description carefully and select the ticket/s which is appropriate for you. For other configurations of arrival/departure dates, or for any other registration inquiries, please contact our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber by email or on 03 6294 0620.

    Before the event, we will contact you with a request to fill out a form with more information about your stay. Please keep your eyes out for this email as it is vital you respond to it before BioBlitz commences. 

  • Join us in Hobart and learn more about leaving a gift in your Will.

    Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 01:45 PM
    Royal Botanic Gardens, The Riverview Room

    We are pleased to invite you to meet with us for an informal chat to learn more about how you can help our important work by leaving a gift in your Will.

    Our first-ever events of this kind, this is an opportunity to hear from Bob about our current campaigns and the many ways you can help.

    It’s vital we act now to defend wilderness, Australia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique natural places.

    These events will also be an occasion to talk in-depth with our CEO, Steven Chaffer, about the work of the Foundation now, and into the future.

    Information included on the day:

    • what is a bequest;
    • why charitable gifts in Wills are increasingly popular in Australia;
    • how gifts in Wills support the Foundation to fight for strong environmental protections;
    • effective ways of making a gift in your Will;
    • short campaign film;
    • time for questions (refreshments served).

    Please RSVP below to secure your spot and to receive detailed venue information. Places are limited.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    For questions or notification of dietary requirements, contact Sumeena Keshow sumeena@bobbrown.org.au or 0407 238 908.


Past Events


  • Tarkine Action Group - October 17 1 rsvp

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    Look for the green door and come in for an in person campaign update, hosted by Bob Brown Foundation Campaigner, Emma Wasson. You can also find other ways to volunteer and contribute to the campaign. 

    We will be starting to work on developing a Tarkine Trivia fundraising event together you can get involved in, as well as more discrete tasks to help promote existing upcoming events. 

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    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday 17 October (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Tarkine Action Group - October 3rd 2 rsvps

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    It takes people taking Action for Earth to build this campaign in Melbourne, and we would love you to get more involved.

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    You can find out more on how to volunteer at these meetings and find like minded people with a shared vision for protecting wild places like the Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, including it's return to Aboriginal ownership. 

    Where: Launching Pad Gallery, 781 High Street, Thornbury

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 3rd (Future dates fortnightly on Wednesdays)

    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    There's lots to do, so please come along. 

  • takayna film & fundraising night - 8.30pm session

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 08:30 PM
    in Fitzroy, Australia

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    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Limited seats - book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

    No parking on site.

    As well as the film takayna there will be a bar, raffle, art and virtual reality experience.

    All proceeds for Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to Aboriginal ownership.

     

     

  • takayna film & fundraising night - 6.30pm session

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    in Fitzroy, Australia

    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Limited seats - book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

    No parking on site.

    As well as the film takayna there will be a bar, raffle, art and virtual reality experience.

    All proceeds for Bob Brown Foundation’s campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park and returned to Aboriginal ownership.

     

     

  • 2018 Big Canopy Campout in takayna / Tarkine 120 rsvps

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 06:00 AM
    takayna / Tarkine

     

    We are joining the Big Canopy Campout, an annual global event where hundreds of forest adventurers sleep in the trees on one special night to protect the world's vanishing forests. In takayna / Tarkine where the rainforests and tall eucalypts are vanishing, we will spend the weekend in an area threatened by logging. You can join us and camp on the forest floor or in the canopy. 

     

    To get involved, email Jenny Weber.

  • takayna at the Dendy 16 rsvps

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 05:15 PM
    Dendy Cinemas Canberra in Canberra, Australia

     

    takayna / Tarkine in northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last tracts of old-growth rainforest in the world, yet it’s currently at the mercy of destructive extractive industries, including logging and mining. This documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last wild places.

    Bob Brown will open this evening's film screening with a short talk. All proceeds from the nights screening will go directly back into the campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine.

    Buy your tickets online here.

  • Join our anti-whaling protest outside the Japanese embassy

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Japanese Embassy in Yarralumla, Australia

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    Join me in a Canberra protest against Japan’s move to overturn the International Whaling Commission's time-honoured moratorium on whaling. Already illegally harpooning hundreds of pregnant Minke whales in Antarctic waters each year, Japan is relying on world apathy to make its bloody illegal butchery legal.

    Our foundation is planning a peaceful protest outside the Japanese Embassy, when the crucial International Whaling Commission IWC, with a Japanese pro-whaler as president, meeting gets underway in Brazil. We will meet outside the embassy.

    Bring your own banner if you can - in making a stand for Australia’s whales and all the whales of the world.

    Email our Campaign Manager Jenny Weber for more information, or RSVP below if you can make it.

    My best wishes,

    Bob Brown

     

    Image:  Dead Minke whales on the deck of Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru.  Picture courtesy of Sea Shepherd.

  • takayna film night

    Friday, September 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Loop Bar & Project Space in Melbourne, Australia

    Join the Bob Brown Foundation for a special National Threatened Species Day screening of takayna.

    Patagonia's new film takayna showcases the rare and threatened Tasmanian takayna / Tarkine.

    Be moved by this film to see how running can help protect a forest. This film brings a story of the ancient Gondwanan rainforests through the eyes of local GP, long distance runner and Tarkine activist Nicole Anderson. 

    Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine is the last stronghold in Tasmania for threatened species as the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tasmanian Devil, Masked Owl, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish and Tasmanian Wedge-tailed eagle. 

    Find out how you can get involved with the Bob Brown Foundation in Melbourne and takayna / Tarkine.

    Only 30 tickets available so book now to avoid missing out.

     

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - August 7 rsvps

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    This meeting is hosted by Melbourne campaigner Emma Wasson and Fiona Haazs of the Launching Pad Gallery. Look for this green door. Bring a plate of food to share if you can. There's lots to get involved in, in the lead up to September.

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    We will be preparing for a day of action on National Threatened Species Day (September 7) and an International Day of Action event and film screening of takayna on September 18. Come along to stay tuned, active and connected.

    RSVP's greatly appreciated with your correct contact details please in case we need to get in touch with you. 

    Tarkine Action Group Meetings every second Wednesday evening. Upcoming meeting dates for your diary are: August 22nd, September 5, September 19 and October 3rd.

  • Music for takayna

    Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Fitzroy Town Hall Ballroom in Fitzroy, Australia

    All proceeds to support our campaign to protect takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage listed National Park, returned to Aboriginal ownership.

    Tickets $30 / $20.

    Online sales are now closed.  Tickets may still be available at the door.

  • Jack Beale Lecture: The Battle for the Environment

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    LEIGHTON HALL, UNSW KENSINGTON

     

    Hear from one of Australia’s leading environmentalists and former politician, Bob Brown.

    As both an activist and a politician, he has a unique perspective on our environmental battles, successes and failures. What has been achieved by the environmental movement since its 1970s renaissance? Where should we focus our efforts to protect the planet?  And how does his trademark optimism stand up to the tremendous environmental challenges that we face?

    A UNSW Sydney event for Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week.

     

    Buy tickets here: events.unsw.edu.au/event/jack-beale-lecture-battle-environment

     

  • Why Tibet Matters by Australia Tibet Council

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, NSW 2016

    Hear from two inspiring speakers on why Tibet matters to the world.

    Tibet is a land of immense environmental importance. Climate change and China's destructive policies are bringing dramatic changes to Tibet, with profound consequences both for Tibetans and the millions of people who depend on the water that originates from the Roof of the World.

    If we are concerned about climate change, inequality, water security, we need to pay closer attention to Tibet. Equally importantly, we need to understand that the solution lies in giving power back to the Tibetans, the traditional stewards of the land.

    Tsechu Dolma is a 25-year-old environmentalist. Born to Tibetan refugee parents in Nepal, Tsechu Dolma moved to the US as a young girl. On her first trip back to Nepal as a teenager, she saw the effects of climate change in the mountainous region of Mustang, bordering Tibet. She has since founded the Mountain Resiliency Project, a social enterprise building climate change resilient communities through women’s empowerment in sustainable agro-business.

    A graduate from Columbia University, Tsechu was recognised as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship, Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow and Brower Youth Award winner.

    As a former Leader of the Greens, Bob Brown had taken a courageous stand on issues across the national and international spectrum, including self-determination for the people of Tibet, during his long and distinguished career in Australian politics. He retired from the Senate in 2012 and continues to champion for the environment through his work at the Bob Brown Foundation.

     

    Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/why-tibet-matters-tickets-48228823710

     

  • Refining the Definition of Wilderness

    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, Tasmania

     

    Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.

    The authors, all of whom live in Tasmania, collectively represent almost a century of experience in the field of wilderness advocacy and management, and more than 120 years of experiencing wilderness first-hand.

    To be launched by Bob Brown at Fullers Bookshop.

    RSVP here.

     

  • CRAIG GEORGE - RAW TARKINE AND BEYOND 34 rsvps

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Makers Workshop, Burnie, Tasmania

    Bob Brown will be opening Craig George's photographic exhibition 'Raw Tarkine and Beyond' at the Makers Workshop, Burnie, 9th August 5 - 6.30 pm. If you are in the Northwest of Tassie make sure you drop in to see the exhibition, the Makers Workshop is open 9am - 5pm daily.

  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - August 10 rsvps

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Launching Pad Gallery in Thornbury, Australia

    This meeting space for this Tarkine Action Group has been kindly donated by Tarkine in Motion artist Fiona Haasz, and will require you to bring along a pillow or a camping chair. There will be a couple of spares there, but please bring your own cushion or chair to sit on. 

    We'll be incubating next steps for the Melbourne campaign together as usual including how to sustain a presence in the Tarkine vigil coups, planning monthly vigils in the Federal Environment Ministers office and planning for an international day of action in September. 

    Come along to find out more, get involved and plan your trip to Tassie's Tarkine with us soon! 

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  • Tarkine Action Group Meeting - July 11 rsvps

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Ross House Association in Melbourne, Australia

    Hosted by Melbourne based campaigner Emma Wasson, this action group meeting is a chance for a face to face campaign update and opportunity to get engaged in further developing the Tarkine campaign in Melbourne.

    Come along to find out what you can do to support. There'll be lots of volunteer roles to fill for our upcoming August Fundraiser.

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  • 8th Hobart Oration - Justice for the Next Generation, Julian Burnside and Behrouz Boochani

    Monday, July 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Hobart Town Hall in Hobart, Australia

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    This event is sold out.

    A video of the Oration will be available on our website in the near future.

  • Stand with us for takayna / Tarkine

    Friday, July 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Melbourne, Burnie, Hobart

     

    HOBART

    Time: 12:30pm – 1PM

    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Where:  Premier Will Hodgmans office, Executive Building Hobart, Level 4, 15 Murray st

     

    MELBOURNE

    Frydo Friday for the Tarkine Forests!

    Time: 5:00pm

    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Where: Minister Frydenbergs office, 695 Burke Rd, Camberwell

     

    BURNIE

    Day: Friday the 6th of July

    Contact Scott Jordan for more information: scott@bobbrown.org.au