Large amounts have already been written about the surpise decision by Bob Brown to retire from the Senate and as Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens.
I did a fair bit of media commentary on Bob Brown’s announcement, so to get some idea of my views on the immediate context, you can read this piece from the Brisbane Times, listen to this interview with Kelly Higgins-Devine on 612 ABC Brisbane, or watch this interview with Ashleigh Gillon on Sky News Australia.
I might write a longer piece about it myself sometime, but at present I’m just too busy with campaigns for the South Brisbane by-election and the Brisbane City Council, both of which are happening on Saturday 28 April. But I’d be interested in any considered comments which you might want to make on what you think of this development and what you think might happen as a result. You can read this article by former Democrats’ Leader Natasha Stott Despoja to get you started.