Bob Brown

former Australian Greens politician, medical doctor, environmentalist

Robert James Brown, also known as Bob (born 27 December, 1944), is a former Australian Greens Senator and former Parliamentary leader of the Australian Greens. He was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia and the first openly gay leader of a political party in Australia.[1] Prior to that, he served as a member for Denison in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1983 to 1993 and Leader of the Tasmanian Greens from their foundation in 1992 to 1993. On 13 April, 2012, Brown resigned as Greens leader and was succeeded by his deputy Christine Milne and indicated his intention to resign from the Senate in June. In May 2012 the replacement was selected and has been named as Peter Whish-Wilson who is an economist and winemaker who has previously stood for the greens and assumed office on 21 June 2012 and Senator Brown resigned on 15 June 2012.

Dr. Bob Brown
Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 July 1996 – 15 June 2012
Succeeded byPeter Whish-Wilson
1st Leader of the Australian Greens
In office
28 November 2005 – 13 April 2012
DeputyChristine Milne
Preceded bynew office
Succeeded byChristine Milne
Personal details
Born27 December 1944
Oberon, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyAustralian Greens (1996-present)
Other political
Tasmanian Greens (1992-1993)
Domestic partnerPaul Thomas

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