Bob Brown is an acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, who rose to prominence as leader of the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s.
Bob was born and educated in rural NSW and worked as a doctor before becoming the face of the Franklin campaign in 1982. He was elected to the Tasmanian State Parliament in 1983 and, during his tenure, most notably advocated for gun law reform and gay law reform and achieved the expansion of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
In 1996 Bob was elected to the Senate, where for 16 years he led the national debate on issues including climate change, democracy, preventative healthcare, conservation, and human rights. Bob resigned from the Senate in June 2012 to establish the Bob Brown Foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting action campaigns for the environment in Australia and our region. He is a also published author and photographer.