Monday, 29 January 2007
One of these characters is the de facto leader of the Australian Greens and the other is his impersonator. Both believe passionately in environmental conservation and engage in a range of ecologically sustainable practices, such as urinating on native trees, using solar heating, and walking to work whenever possible. So indistinguishable have these two figures become that in order to maintain his discrete identity, Senator Brown has been forced to break with tradition and give up his daily stick-fetching exercises on the lawn above Parliament House.
The Australian Greens have long been active advocates of canine rights, especially on the hotly contested issue of sniffer dogging. When asked to comment, Brown's impersonator replied, "Woof".