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United Tasmania Group
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United Tasmania Group

Formed in March 1971 in response to the flooding of Lake Pedder the United Tasmania Group (UTG) in generally acknowledged as the world's first Green Party. See also United Tasmania Party.

The party was formed during a meeting of the Lake Pedder Action Group (LPAG) at the Hobart town hall, in order to field political candidates in the April 1972 state election where they received 3.9% of the statewide vote.

They also contested the 1976 election, this time receiving 2.2% of the votes.

The UTG lasted for five years, and was briefly reformed in 1990 for the federal election.

Most of the original candidates, including Bob Brown went on to form the Tasmanian Greens, who enjoyed considerably more success.

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