Hobart, Tasmania , Australia
|| December 27, 1944
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Very Liberal - Anti-Missile Defense - Pro Animal Rights - Pro Environment - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Gay -
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State: elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Denison 4.1.1983. Resigned 1993.
Federal: elected to the Senate for Tasmania, 1996 (term began 1.7.1996) and 2001.
Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 1.7.05 to 5.10.05.
Senate Select: Participating member, New Tax System from 2.12.98 to 30.4.99; Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy from 24.8.99 to 17.2.00.
Conferences, delegations and visits
Study tour, Tibet, Nepal and India, November 1999; Colombia, Republic of Korea and East Timor, May 2002.
Host, Global Greens Conference, Canberra, April 2001.
Parliamentary party positions
State: Parliamentary Leader of the Greens (Tas) during Labor-Green Accord 1989-92.
Federal: Leader of the Australian Greens from 1.12.05.
Senate candidate, United Tasmania Group, the world's first Greens Party 1975.
Tasmanian Delegate, Foundation Meeting of Australian Greens Party 1992.
Born 27.12.1944, Oberon, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament
General practitioner 1968-80.
Founding Member, The Wilderness Society 1976; Director 1979-84.
Member, Tasmanian House of Assembly 1983-93 (see Parliamentary Service above).
Participated in Franklin River blockade 1982; Tarkine wilderness protest 1995.
Founding President, Australian Bush Heritage Fund 1990.
Life Member, Australian Conservation Foundation; Hobart Walking Club.
Wild Rivers: Franklin/Denison/Gordon (with Peter Dombrovskis), Sandy Bay, Tas: Peter Dombrovskis Pty, 1983.
Lake Pedder, Hobart: Wilderness Society, 1986.
Tarkine Trails, Hobart: Wilderness Society, 1994.
The Greens (with Peter Singer), Melbourne: Text Publishing Co, 1996.
Valley of the giants: a guide to Tasmania's Styx River Forests, Hobart: Wilderness Society, 2001.
Australian of the Year, The Australian newspaper 1982.
Global 500, United Nations Environment Programme 1987.
Goldman Environment Prize (US) 1990.