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Protestors shouldn’t be treated differently

Tasmanian police are alone in wanting to charge protestors for costs associated with their arrest, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

In a submission to the consultation paper about the proposed changes, Senator Brown said no other state or territory has such an anti-democratic law.

"Such a law would have put the suffragettes out of business and would have left slavery flourishing," Senator Brown said in Hobart.

Senator Brown's submission is attached.

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TRANSCRIPT: Bob Brown on Meet the Press 4-12-11

Greens Leader Bob Brown and ALP President Jennifer McAllister talk with Hugh Riminton, Lenore Taylor from the Sydney Morning Herald and Simon Benson from The Daily Telegraph.



HUGH RIMINTON, PRESENTER: Hello and welcome to ‘Meet the Press'. Two and a half years ago, Kevin Rudd dosed the Labor conference with Mogadon - it's a little different under Julia Gillard.

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Bob Brown on pollie pay rises, Liberal costings audit, ALP conference, Tasmanian forests agreement - 1 Dec 2011

Bob Brown's press conference in Hobart covers the Remuneration Tribunal's consideration for increases to politician salaries, the debates about immigration and gay marriage at the ALP conference, the failure to implement conservation clauses in the Tasmanian forests agreement and the revelation that the Liberal election policies were not audited as the Opposition Leader and Treasury spokesperson had claimed.

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Bob Brown outlines the Greens' economically responsible budget options - press conference 29-11-11


Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown responds to the Gillard Government's budget update and outlines the Greens' more responsible approach. Speaking to reporters in Canberra, Senator Brown also answered questions about the Gold Pass, the Murray Darling Basin plan and immigration.

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Australian Greens congratulate PNG for women’s rights bill

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Senator Lee Rhiannon congratulate the advocates for women in Papua New Guinea for the years of effort that have paved the way for an amendment to the country's constitution to change the male-dominated Parliament before next year's election.

"The passage this week of the Equality and Participation Bill will mean that a clause can be added into the Constitution to establish women-only seats, taking affirmative action to combat unequal opportunity," Senator Brown said.

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Bob Brown speaks to reporters at Senate doors about the MRRT 22-11-11

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown speaks to reporters in Canberra about the ball being in the Government's court as Prime Minister Julia Gillard seeks support for a mining tax that has been whittled away at the expense of funding for schools, healthcare and transport.

Senator Brown also answered a question about a conscience vote on equal marriage.


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