The Cleanest Line
Dr. Bob Brown

Dr. Bob Brown

Acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, Dr. Bob Brown rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s. After 10 years in the Tasmanian Parliament, Bob was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996 where he served for 16 years. He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired from the parliament to establish the Bob Brown Foundation.

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Bob Brown is the founder of the Australian Green Party. He and his foundation have been fighting for decades to protect takayna / Tarkine. Photo: Krystle Wright

World Heritage Protection for the takayna / Tarkine

May 8, 2018 May 8, 2018

Nearly two centuries ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote that “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” I first went deep into the forests of northwestern Tasmania in 1973 in an unsuccessful search for the Tasmanian tiger. That wonderful creature is now accepted as extinct, but the takayna / Tarkine remains… Read More

Threatened with development, the Tarkine is a vast wilderness in a remote part of North West Tasmania containing the largest tract of cool temperate rainforest, wild windswept beaches, extensive buttongrass plains and pristine wild rivers in Australia. Bob Brown and his Foundation has been campaigning for years to protect this unique landscape. Photo: Rob Blakers (copyright 2016 Patagonia Inc.)

Australian High Court Upholds Peaceful Protest

Nov 14, 2017 November 14, 2017

The High Court of Australia has drawn a line in the sand against laws which curb the right of the people to peaceful protest. Last week it struck down the Tasmanian Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 aimed at stopping people from protesting effectively against potentially harmful… Read More