The Green Oration is the idea of former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, who has always recognised the global importance of Tasmania producing the world’s first Green political party.

The former senator wanted to stage an annual oration that would bring the world’s brightest green minds back to the birthplace of the political movement.

Celebrating the world’s first Green party

The oration commemorates the meeting on 23 March 1972 which led to the formation of the United Tasmania Group, the world’s first Green political party.

The impetus for formation of the party was the flooding for a hydroelectric scheme of the pristine Lake Pedder in Tasmania’s south-west.


Green Oration