Topic archives: Bob Brown

Lee Rhiannon’s overthrow and the future of the Greens’ hard-left quasi-faction

December 6, 2017 23

Crikey speaks exclusively to outgoing Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon about her legacy, and where she's heading next.

Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

October 19, 2017 1

The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

May 10, 2017 3

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Right-wing commentariat bashes Triggs for Bob Brown Foundation speech

March 17, 2017 5

It could almost be classified as a sport, at this point.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 17, 2017 5

Tele stalking Triggs ... Snowy Hydro poll boost ... Turnbull on a train ...

Green zone: NSW branch at loggerheads

August 4, 2016 8

There is a split in the NSW Greens, with Lee Rhiannon's "Eastern bloc" at odds with the party's spiritual leader, Bob Brown.

Seven things Bob Brown wants Graham Lloyd to know about Tassie forests

July 15, 2016

Graham Lloyd wrote about Bob Brown in this morning's Australian. Herewith, former Greens leader Bob Brown responds.

Rundle: will the Greens go the way of the Democrats?

July 7, 2016 29

Did the Greens make a series of errors, now or before the election, which deprived them of a higher vote? And could this be their eventual undoing?

Milne leaves Greens at record strength

Milne leaves Greens at record strength

May 6, 2015 16

Christine Milne leaves politics with her party at record strength -- an outcome that looked unlikely when she took over as leader.

‘A labyrinthine maze of factions’: Greens staffer slams his colleagues in ‘funny’ post

‘A labyrinthine maze of factions’: Greens staffer slams his colleagues in ‘funny’ post

April 10, 2015 23

Some are "latte swilling inner-city socialists", some are nearly the Klan. So says senior Greens staffer Chris Harris. The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 23, 2014 3

Who's going to war? ... Twitter marketing set to confuse ... Take a leaf out of our book ...

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

March 4, 2014

As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes -- the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.

Bob Brown on the Greens’ preference deals

October 3, 2013 4

Crikey readers have their say on the Julia Gillard interviews, the US shutdown and Greens preferences in the senate.

Brown’s Rwanda rejection no surprise in a country far from free

Brown’s Rwanda rejection no surprise in a country far from free

November 12, 2012

Bob Brown had his visa rejected for a trip to Rwanda, where political intimidation is still worryingly frequent. Shant Fabricatorian, a journalist who spent five months in the country last year, reports.

Bob Brown: why I’m leading the Sea Shepherd to the Kimberley

July 27, 2012 38

Bob Brown is leading a Sea Shepherd mission to the ocean off the Kimberley, protesting a planned mega-gas hub on the grounds it would damage indigenous culture and a humpback whale nursery.

Rundle: Labor’s genius war … cunning plan or just madness?

July 17, 2012 36

A week in and the Labor Party’s genius war against the Greens has gone exactly as could be predicted, i.e. it’s a total shambles and something of an own goal.

Life after Bob: Greens cleavage exposed by NSW preselections

Life after Bob: Greens cleavage exposed by NSW preselections

May 30, 2012 19

A NSW Greens factional divide reminiscent of the ALP-DLP split has spilled into the open following an acrimonious weekend pre-selection that saw Cate Faehrmann elected as the party's NSW Senate candidate.

Bile Green is the mainstream media’s preferred shade of self-colouring

April 17, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

Greens will survive the Brown-out

April 16, 2012 51

There's something cruelly ironic about the departure of Bob Brown.

Milne’s Greens ascension is good news for Labor

April 16, 2012 2

Crikey readers have their say.