Former Greens leader Bob Brown will visit Murwillumbah next week.
Former Greens leader Bob Brown will visit Murwillumbah next week. Patrick Gorbunovs

Former Greens leader Bob Brown to visit M’bah

FORMER Greens leader Bob Brown will speak at a dinner function at Murwillumbah next week as part of an election campaign fundraiser for Richmond candidate Dawn Walker.

Dr Brown is expected to discuss his recent arrest while protesting the contentious Lapoinya logging site in north-west Tasmania in January as well as his High Court challenge of Tasmanian anti-protest laws.

Dr Brown will also talk about the NSW Government’s new anti-protest laws, which the Greens have labelled a “threat to democracy, environment, farmers and community”.

“It’s communities like ours that lead the way toward a better future,” Dr Brown said.

“With the coal seam gas industry continuing to bankroll the Labor and National parties, how can you trust them to protect this unique area from this destructive industry?”

Mrs Walker said she was inspired by the expansive career of Mr Brown’s years in politics, which began in 1983 with his election to Tasmania’s Parliament before moving to the Federal Senate in 1996 where he eventually rose to become the Greens leader.

Dr Brown retired from politics in 2012 and was succeeded by Christine Milne.

“I look forward to hearing Bob’s insights into the seat of Richmond and how the important issues like climate change, refugees, health and TAFE education, will play out,” Mrs Walker said.

For $100-head residents can enjoy a private Q and A and photo with Mr Brown, while a $35 ticket includes dinner and an audience with the former Tasmanian senator.

What: Bob Brown appearance, dinner and forum.

When: June 22, exclusive 5pm, public forum 7pm.

Where: Regent Theatre, Murwillumbah

Cost: Exclusive $100 | Entry + Dinner $25/35 | Entry Only $15/25

Tickets: tinyurl.com/bobbrownnr

RSVP and more info: http://www.dawnwalker.com.au/bob_brown_visits_murwillumbah



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