Environment & Biodiversity

The Greens were founded on the vision of a robust and healthy environment, and that vision continues today. We are working hard to promote environmental values in Parliament and protect our unique wildlife and wild places.

The 2011 State of the Environment report (SoE) shows Australia’s biodiversity on land and sea in alarming decline.

The Greens successfully negotiated the $946 million Biodiversity Fund as part of the Clean Energy Future Package, funding communities to restore bushland and native habitats and reduce the impacts of weeds and feral animals.

The Greens are pursuing reforms to our national environmental laws to urgently protect threatened species and to make sure our iconic areas, like the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, are protected for future generations.

We need environment laws that work to stop the biodiversity crisis, save our threatened species, and protect our precious places.  Sign up to find out more about our work to fix our environment laws.

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Green Army regime exploitative and ineffective

14 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government's proposed Green Army scheme is exploitative of participants and will not deliver meaningful employment or environmental outcomes.

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Government must address poverty concerns ahead of pension changes

19 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens said today the government must address unemployment and poverty levels amongst older Australians before making changes to the aged pension.

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WA Government trash environmental protections in search of industrialisation

19 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens today called for WA Premier Colin Barnett to finally abandon attempts to industrialise James Price Point in the Kimberley after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold an appeal against the environmental approvals of the now-abandoned LNG processing hub.

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Emerging Threats

18 Jul 2013 | 12:00 am

Senators Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert would like to invite you to a public meeting with Senator Larissa Waters talking about the dangers associated with coal seam gas, uranium and coal mining.

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Further scrutiny will show the danger of Kangaroo Island drilling plans: Greens

09 Jan 2013

The Australian Greens say closer review of Bight Petroleum’s plans to explore for oil off Kangaroo Island will make it clear the action poses an unacceptable risk to the environment and the Island’s future.

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Burke must protect Kangaroo Island blue whale feeding grounds

09 Jan 2013

Australian Greens Marine spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert says allowing oil and gas exploration off the coast of South Australia's Kangaroo Island would contradict other Government environmental programs and put endangered animals at risk.

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Press conference: environmental protection laws

06 Dec 2012

Senators Christine Milne, Larissa Waters and Rachel Siewert joined a community rally outside Parliament House in Canberra to celebrate the reprieve for our environmental laws.

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No good time for Kangaroo Island seismic testing

21 Nov 2012

Following positive environmental decisions on marine parks and the super trawler, the Australian Greens are pushing to have Environment Minister Tony Burke prove good things come in threes by stepping in to save Kangaroo Island's precious marine environment.

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Burrup Peninsula and James Price Point are too precious to lose

18 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens today launched a nation-wide campaign to protect the country's most precious ecological sites.

The ‘Too Precious To Lose' campaign will defend sites and species under threat: www.tooprecioustolose.org.au/#

Senators for Western Australia Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert will lead the campaigns to protect the Burrup Peninsula and James Price Point.

 

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