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.
19 Mar 2012
14 Feb 2012
The Australian Greens have expressed concern that the MV Tycoon, which currently lies wrecked off Christmas Island could remain where it is for months to come.
08 Feb 2012
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today that the Federal Government was ‘sitting on its hands’ over the salvage of the wrecked ship responsible for January’s Christmas Island oil spill.
03 Feb 2012
Australian Greens marine spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert has today raised concerns about ongoing leaks from the wrecked ship Tycoon at Christmas Island.
09 Jan 2012
The Australian Greens have called for an immediate inquiry into the cause of the shipping accident and subsequent oil spill at Christmas Island.
01 Dec 2011
I rise tonight to speak about the marine bioregional planning process that is being undertaken by this Government. We are now at the final stages of one of the most comprehensive environmental assessment projects Australia has ever attempted.
20 Oct 2011
The Australian Greens have described WA Government comments on planned marine sanctuaries off the state’s coast as ‘misguided’.
19 Oct 2011
The Australian Greens have called on the Environment Minister Tony Burke to carefully examine the submissions being made to the marine planning process around Australia's northern coastline.