Australia has unique and internationally renowned marine and coastal environments which need protection to ensure their long term protection and the ongoing viability of sustainable industries. The Montara oil spill, Gulf of Mexico disaster and shipping accident and spill at Christmas Island highlight ongoing threats to our marine environment. 

In addition to their unparalleled ecological value, our marine assets are the backbone of our tourism and sustainable fishing industries and are iconic to the way of life of millions of Australians. The Greens are committed to ensuring healthy marine environments for future generations. 


Government wastes millions on marine review

20 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Commonwealth system of marine reserves will remain as nothing more than lines on a map until at least 2016.


WA Greens join People’s Climate March

21 Sep 2014

Federal and State Greens MPs will join today's People's Climate March in Perth, joining world-wide action ahead of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's emergency climate summit in New York.


Government to waste time & money learning what we already know about marine protection

12 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Federal Government was wasting time and money on a review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves, when strong evidence already underpins the nation's network of Marine Protected Areas.


Greens call on Greg Hunt reject Barnett's shark cull

11 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens are calling on the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to support the recommendation of the WA EPA and reject Colin Barnett's shark cull.


New report shows dredging threat to reefs

17 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens said today that new research has highlighted the risk posed to WA's coral reefs by dredging works undertaken as part of oil, gas and port operations.


No cull message comes to Parliament House

16 Jul 2014

Scientists and surfers have visited Parliament House today to speak about non-lethal alternatives to WA Premier Colin Barnett's shark cull.


Senate calls for science to prevail in shark cull debate

08 Jul 2014

The Senate has today supported an Australian Greens motion noting the letter of concern from 305 scientists about the cruel WA shark cull and calling on the Federal Government to reject the proposal.


Scientists emphatically reject WA’s shark cull

04 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens today urged Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt to listen to the large group of Australian and international scientists and experts rejecting Colin Barnett's shark cull.


Abbott left in Obama's wake as US acts on ocean conservation

18 Jun 2014

The United States has taken further lead on climate, science and conservation with President Barack Obama using his executive powers to declare additional marine protected areas and increasing research funds for monitoring ocean acidification as part of push to deal with the impacts of pollution, climate change, and overfishing in our oceans.


Federal Government must look beyond Premier’s shark cull review

17 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to look beyond the WA Premier's review of the state's shark cull as they deliberate on the application to extend the policy.

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