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Msg from Senator Bob Brown’s office

June 11, 2009

Hi all,

I am guessing that most of you have heard the news that Forestry Tasmania is demanding that Bob pay $239,000 by June 29th for costs incurred during the wielangta court case. If Bob doesn t pay and he is declared bankrupt, he will have to leave the senate. Bobs pretty confident that this will not happen, but getting help from members, supporters and the public is essential.

Many people have been asking how they can donate. The easiest way is to do it straight into Bobs Forest account. People can go in and deposit money at any Bendigo Bank branch or do it by EFT transfer online.

Send me an email or give me a call if you want more information.

Cheers,
Leanne

Name of account: Bob Brown Forest Account

BSB No. 633 000

A/C No. 125 133 793

Name of person to be placed in the reference

Or  Cheque made payable to Bob Brown Forest Account GPO Box 404, Hobart, 7001.

Leanne Minshull, Director Strategy and Liaison

Office of Senator Bob Brown, Leader of the Australian Greens

Email; leanne.minshull@aph.gov.au Phone; 0429199367

Background Information

ABC – Brown’s seat at risk over legal bill

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown says he cannot afford to pay a $240,000 Forestry Tasmania bill, a move which could see him lose his seat in the Senate.

Senator Brown was ordered to pay the money after losing a federal court case to stop logging in the Wielangta Forest in south-east Tasmania.

He says he has been told he could end up bankrupt if he does not pay, meaning he would lose his Senate seat.

Senator Brown says he is now campaigning to raise the money which must be paid by the end of the month.

“As a Senator, and somebody who’s been able to accrue assets down the line, I’ll be talking with people who may be able to lend that money and if not, I’ll be taking some more adventurous action,” he said.

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