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Tasmanian Greens to celebrate 40 years

Media Release
Bob Brown 9 Mar 2012

The Tasmanian Greens will celebrate their 40th birthday on March 23rd 2012 in the Hobart Town Hall exactly 40 years after the world's first Greens Party meeting - a tumultuous affair - on March 23rd 1972.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown will give the annual Green Oration. He will be outlining his vision for the future of the Greens and Global Democracy.

Previous Green Orations have been given by Canadian scientist Dr David Suzuki and Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt who was held captive in the Amazon jungle for 6 years.

The Oration will be on Senator Brown's optimistic plan for future governance of the Earth and will be accompanied by anecdotes, international accolades, some personalities from Greens history, and Senator Brown's Song of the Earth.

In 2012, the Greens have 10 MPs in the federal parliament, 25 in state parliaments around Australia - including two Ministers in Tasmania - and more than 100 local councillors.

*Presented by the Tasmanian Greens, the Oration will be held in the Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Hobart, at 7pm on Friday March 23.

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