"I am sad to leave but happy to go. It is good knowing that the Greens have such a depth of talent and experience lined up for leadership - I could only dream about that a decade ago," Senator Brown said in a statement.
"It is prime time to hand over the reins." Greens deputy leader Christine Milne has just tweeted that she had been elected as the new leader.
"I'm honoured & excited to have been elected leader," Senator Milne wrote. Senator Brown has been a senator for 16 years. He has lead the Australian Greens since the party formed in 1992, seeing the party's vote grow to double figures.
I'm a bit surprised. Is he unwell or something happening.
Edited by icat, 13 April 2012 - 11:48 AM.