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United Tasmania Group

United Tasmania Group
Founded23 March 1972
IdeologyGreen politics

The United Tasmania Group (UTG) is generally acknowledged as the world's first Green party to contest elections.[1] The party was formed on 23 March 1972, during a meeting of the Lake Pedder Action Committee (LPAC) at the Hobart Town Hall in order to field political candidates in the April 1972 state election.[2]

1970s

UTG contested ten state and federal elections between 1972 and 1977, with the highest vote of 9.9% in the Legislative Council election with Rod Broadby in 1975 (see Appendix 4, UTG Journal Issue No. 6, 2021).

The United Tasmania Group's first President was Dr Richard Jones and it lasted for five years, briefly reforming in 1990 for the federal election. A few of the 1970s candidates, including Bob Brown, went on to form the Tasmanian Greens and then ultimately, at the national level, the Australian Greens.

2010s

On 2 April 2016 following a meeting, former members of the party re-started the group.[3][4]

The United Tasmania Group launched The UTG Journal in 2018.[5] The journal is designed to cover a wide range of topics, including the development of conservation and other issues since that original founding date in April, 1972. Nine issues of The UTG Journal have been published since the re-start of the organisation in 2016.

Histories and analysis

In the mid 1990s Lance Armstrong wrote a history of the politics of Tasmania in the 1990s.[6]

In the mid-2000s author Bill Lines also attempted to grapple with the broader scope of politics in Australia relative to greens politics in Patriots.[7] In the late 2010s Paddy Manning researched and wrote a history of the Greens in Australia, and included the UTG in the first chapter, acknowledging the importance of the group within the larger context.[8]

An unpublished Honours Thesis on the party by Pam Walker (University of Tasmania) was written in 1986, and the first chapter in Paddy Manning's book, Inside the Greens (2019), is devoted to the history of the party.[9]

Publications

1970s

  • United Tasmania Group (1970), Newsletter, United Tasmania Group, retrieved 4 April 2016
  • United Tasmania Group (1976), State newsletter, United Tasmania Group, retrieved 4 April 2016
  • United Tasmania Group (1977), Alternative : journal of the Group, United Tasmania Group, retrieved 4 April 2016
  • United Tasmania Group (issuing body.) (2018), "The UTG journal Issue No. 1", The Utg Journal, [Sandy Bay, Tasmania] United Tasmania Group, ISSN 2208-9497

2000s

  • The UTG Journal issue No. 1[10]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 2[11]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 3[12]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 4[13]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 5[14]
  • The UNITED TASMANIA GROUP Story Policy Compilation The UTG Journal Issue No. 6 Special 50th year edition[15]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 7[16]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 8[17]
  • The UTG Journal Issue No. 9[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ Timms, Peter (2009). In Search of Hobart. UNSW Press. p. 161.
  2. ^ Walker, PF (1987). "The United Tasmania Group". Trove.nla.gov. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  3. ^ Bolger, Rosemary (4 April 2016). "United Tasmania Group to reform over disquiet with current Greens party". ABC News. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. ^ Karp, Paul (5 April 2016). "Bob Brown shrugs off impact of split in Tasmanian Greens". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Geoff Holloway's Lab - Independent Researcher ()". ResearchGate.net. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ Armstrong, Lance (Lance John Edward); Armstrong, Lance John Edward (1997), Good God, he's green! : a history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996, Pacific Law Press, ISBN 978-1-875192-08-3
  7. ^ Lines, William J (2006), Patriots : defending Australia's natural heritage, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 978-0-7022-3554-2
  8. ^ Manning, Paddy (2019), Inside the Greens : the origins and future of the party, the people and the politics, Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing, ISBN 978-1-86395-952-0
  9. ^ Manning, Paddy (2019), Inside the Greens : the origins and future of the party, the people and the politics, Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing, ISBN 978-1-86395-952-0
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "The UTG Journal Issue No. 2" (PDF). ResearchGate.net. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ "The UTG Journal Issue No. 3" (PDF). Cdn-src.tasmaniantimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "The UTG Journal Issue No. 4" (PDF). ResearchGate.net. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  14. ^ "The UTG Journal Issue No. 5" (PDF). ResearchGate.net. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  15. ^ Holloway, Geoff (March 2021). "The UTG Journal Issue No. 6 Special 50th year edition" (PDF). Academia.edu. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  16. ^ Holloway, Geoff (January 2022). "The UTG Journal Issue No.7" (PDF). The United Tasmania Group Journal Issue No. 7. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  17. ^ Holloway, Geoff (December 2022). "The UTG Journal Issue No. 8" (PDF). Academia.edu. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  18. ^ Holloway, Geoff (April 2024). "The UTG Journal Issue No. 9" (PDF). Academia.edu. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
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