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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Greens mark World Oceans Day

08 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens are today recognising World Oceans Day by joining a rally at Hillarys Marina maintaining pressure on the WA and Federal Governments over Colin Barnett's shark cull.

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Greens to proceed with shark cull bill

19 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today they will respond to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights request for further information on their bill to prevent another exception of the WA shark cull being granted, ensuring that another cull doesn't proceed before it is subject to environmental assessment.

 

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Greens tell Premier - hands off JPP

16 May 2014

The Australian Greens said today that WA Premier Colin Barnett should forget about any thoughts he may have of restarting the push to process LNG at James Price Point in the Kimberley.

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Senate condemns WA shark deaths

14 May 2014

The Senate has condemned the unnecessary deaths of shark as a result of WA's cull, following the release of final kill statistics last week.

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