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The Green Dividend - Senator Bob Brown's National Press Club Address

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Ladies and Gentlemen

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the Canberra region and all the Indigenous people of Australia.

This Friday, 1 July, is the 28th anniversary of the High Court judgement which stopped the Franklin Dam. But in the preceding week of 1983, Tasmania recorded the lowest temperatures in history. It snowed heavily to sea level. The bulldozers in the Franklin and Gordon Valley were stopped. So, Mother Nature got into the act ahead of the High Court!

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Bob Brown press conference - May 25 2011

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown held a press conference to discuss the banning of tobacco company donations to political campaigns, the ongoing work by the Multi Party Climate Change Committee to price pollution, the appointment of former ALP secretary Karl Bitar as a pro-gambling lobbyist, and the expansion of the Greens team that will occur on July 1st.

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Greens Leader: New Year's Message

Greens Leader Bob Brown said today his aim is to give Australia progressive and prosperous governance in 2011, beginning with work towards a Gillard government carbon price to tackle global warming, stimulate the economy and generate new business opportunities.

"Amid more extreme weather events, which are occurring more frequently, the new year gives Australians a chance to think beyond ‘sides' and embrace effective, innovative and green ways of building a future for the developed economy that is most at risk from global warming," Senator Brown said.

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Greens help secure sport for free TV

The Australian Greens today claimed victory in helping to ensure critical sports remain on free-to-air television.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said the list announced by Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy included welcome protections for major AFL matches,  NRL games and the addition of 20:20 cricket matches.

"There is no doubt that the Greens' actions - including giving notice of a private members bill in the Parliament - have helped to secure this outcome," said Senator Brown.

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Greens' bill will protect sport on free TV


The Australian Greens will introduce a new bill this week to federal Parliament to safeguard major sports on free-to-air television.

The current 'anti-siphoning' list of sports protected for free-to-air coverage is due to expire at the end of the year. 

In Melbourne, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said the Greens' bill would protect major sporting events on television while Parliament considered a new list.

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