Protecting our marine future
Australia's beaches and oceans are famous. We have unique marine species found nowhere else in the world, but right around the country, our oceans are under threat.
Since Tony Abbott became Prime Minister, his Government have scrapped the management plans for our world-leading network of marine protected areas, making them little more than lines on a map.
The Government is now reviewing our marine protected areas, despite the fact they are based on decades of work.
Submissions to the Government's review close on the 28th of February 2015.
More than 5,000 submissions have been made so far, but we need as many as possible to protect our world-leading network of marine protected areas.
Save Our Marine Life has more information on making a submission, including specific points about each marine region to help you tell the Government why marine protection is so important. Click here for more information.
If Tony Abbott surrenders on marine protection, our oceans will remain vulnerable to pollution, overfishing, oil and gas exploration and climate change.