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. 


Greens will table statement from dive industry calling for marine sanctuaries to remain

15 Sep 2015

Over 100 dive and snorkel businesses have banded together to raise their concerns about the Government’s wind back of marine sanctuaries that could come from a review of Australia’s network of marine parks and sanctuaries.


Queensland shark cull by-catch report shows the state must move to effective non-lethal measures

27 Aug 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has said recently released figures showing the amount of by-catch killed in Queensland nets and drumlines shows why Western Australian’s rejected drumlines along their coasts last year.


Senate fails to call for investigation into Montara oil spill six years after the tragic event

20 Aug 2015

The Senate has failed to allow a motion to receive a vote that calls for the Federal Government to negotiate a full investigation on Montara Oil Spill with Indonesia, six years after the spill.


Tony Abbott, do you know what the word ‘sanctuary’ means?

16 Apr 2015

Australian Greens spokesperson on Marine issues has labelled Tony Abbott quietly granting exploration permits on marine sanctuaries as ‘yet another shameless example of his Government prioritising the dirty fuel industry over the environment".


Greens motion demands that Greg Hunt must deny catch and kill exemption in favour of non-lethal measures

08 Feb 2015

In line with No Shark Cull Rallies across the country Greens Senator spokesperson on marine issues Rachel Siewert has today announced a notice of motion that will condemn new Serious Threat Guidelines of the Western Australian Government.


Shark hunt off WA coast a drastic overreaction: Greens

20 Dec 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the issuing of a catch and kill order for a white shark off Warnbro Sound is a drastic overreaction.


Greens raise concern that Federal loopholes could see drum lines continue

25 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today they were concerned that a loophole may be created that still allows Colin Barnett to deploy drumlines off WA beaches.


Barnett backs down from Federal shark cull assessment

24 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that Premier's decision to withdraw his shark cull from Federal Government assessment should finally signal an end of the flawed policy.


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.

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