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More Australian Greens, and growing

Bob Brown 26 Jun 2011

An intelligent and passionate group of Australian Greens will expand our work in the newly configured Parliament from July 1, Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Melbourne today.

"We are a happy and cohesive party," Senator Brown said.

"Australians will be represented by the Greens in every state, for the first time. We are empowered by more than 1.5 million voters to negotiate with Government and the Opposition to get better outcomes for the nation," Senator Brown said.

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More Australian Greens, and growing

Bob Brown 24 Jun 2011

An intelligent and passionate group of Australian Greens will expand our work in the newly configured Parliament from July 1, Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Melbourne today.

“We are a happy and cohesive party,” Senator Brown said.

“Australians will be represented by the Greens in every state, for the first time. We are empowered by more than 1.5 million voters to negotiate with Government and the Opposition to get better outcomes for the nation,” Senator Brown said.

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Industry figures spoiling chance for new beginning

Extreme industry figures intent on disrupting the forest signatories process should be ignored, Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

"People are out in the media saying the environment groups are being unreasonable for asking for high conservation value forests to be protected from logging," Senator Brown said.

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Greens back 10% challenge

Greens Leader Bob Brown has written to the Senate's President John Hogg urging Parliament House to take a lead in the 10% challenge campaign by Do Something! and CHOICE for a voluntary 10% cut in fuel, electricity and gas use.

A copy of Senator Brown's letter has gone to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Harry Jenkins.

"Here's a way for parliament to join the Australian community and business to parallel our carbon price committee's reach for binding cuts in pollution," Senator Brown said.

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Brighton site demolition underway - Brown

Greens Leader Bob Brown visited the contentious Brighton Bypass Aboriginal site this morning north of Hobart.

"A large swathe of earth has been removed 40m square or more and half a metre deep with no archaeological or heritage officer on site," Senator Brown said.

"The sense of place and 40,000 years of continuous history is being destroyed forever. It is a very destructive process and who knows what artefacts are in the removed soil."

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