Greens leader Senator Bob Brown is the recipient of this year’s Australian Peace Prize. Awarded by the Peace Organisation of Australia, the prize honours those who have made significant contributions to promoting world peace.
Brown will join such luminaries as human rights lawyer Julian Burnside QC and World Vision CEO Tim Costello.
Since being elected to the Senate in 1996, Brown has raised and fought for a number of human rights issues. He has supported the West Papuan independence movement, objected to China’s occupation of Tibet and been a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq.
Brown will receive the award on Tuesday in Melbourne.
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