Marine

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. 

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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