Bob Brown

Bob Brown steps down as Sea Shepherd chairman

Bob Brown.

Former Australian Greens leader has stood down as chairman of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.

Bob Brown lauds next generation

Andrew Darby Bob Brown has underscored his shift from Greens leader to environmental father-figure with the awarding of a series of eponymous prizes to young leaders in the movement.

Bob Brown refused entry to Rwanda

Bob Brown

Kristian Silva Former federal Greens leader Bob Brown has been banned from entering Rwanda, after the African nation's government cited 'contradictory messages' in his visa application.

Bob Brown to lead Sea Shepherd

Bob Brown

Andrew Darby The former Greens leader will be at the helm of this season's Antarctic campaign against Japanese whalers.

Bob Brown: war strategy wrong

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Greens leader Bob Brown explains why he thinks the allies Afghanistan strategy is wrong.

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Bob Brown: what I really think of Rudd

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Lacking maturity and experience: Greens Leader Bob Brown's candid assessment of Kevin Rudd.

Bob Brown: what I really think of Rudd

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Lacking maturity and experience: Green's leader Bob Brown's verdict on the PM.

Bob Brown declares a 'Greenslide'

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Bob Brown, the leader of the Greens, declares a 'Greenslide' at the federal election, after they won around 12 per cent of the primary vote.

Saving the environment through the back door

Clive Palmer

, The eventual repeal of the carbon tax on Thursday, after the delay and confusion caused by Clive Palmer and his senators, was a badly needed win for the government.

UNESCO rejects 'feeble' Abbott government bid to wind back protection of Tasmanian forests

Members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community looking over forests in the Florentine Valley in southern Tasmania.

Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.

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Undercover: news from the book world

Susan Wyndham Dinkus

Susan Wyndham News and views on books, writers and publishing.

Sea Shepherd 'vindicated' after court upholds whaling ban

Three dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru.

Jessica Wright Activists celebrate success of decade-long, anti-whaling campaign.

Activitists on tail of fleeing Japanese whaling ship

MINKES AWAIT PROCESSING ON JAPANESE FACTORY SHIP NISSHIN MARU.

Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.

Milne survives push to axe her as Greens leader

Heath Aston, Chris Johnson Christine Milne has survived an aborted push to challenge her leadership - but some senior Greens claim the Tasmanian senator is now ''living on borrowed time''.

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Former Democrats leader Janet Powell dies

Janet Powell as leader of the Australian Democrats.

Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.

The rise and fall of Julia Gillard

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Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,

Green at heart

Australian Greens ledaer Christine Milne

Twenty years ago today a new national political party, the Australian Greens, was launched at a press conference — and hardly anybody noticed. Michael Gordon reports on how everything changed.

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Nauru centre set to open within days

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen comments on asylum seekers during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.

Ross Peake The Gillard government will send the first wave of asylum seekers to Nauru within days to live in tents as it blasts the Greens for ''naively'' opposing offshore processing.

Milne targets miners, rich in tax campaign

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne addresses the National Press Club of Australia.

Chris Johnson Greens leader Christine Milne wants mining companies and rich people to pay more tax.