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. 


JPP acquisition brings Kimberley industrialisation closer

12 Nov 2013

"WA Premier Colin Barnett has taken a step closer to realising his dream of opening up the Kimberley to industrialisation, after finalising the acquisition of the land at James Price Point." Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.


Australian Greens welcome NZ shark finning ban and call for Australian Government to take action

11 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have today welcomed the move by the NZ Government to end shark finning in their waters and called on the Australian Government to show a similar commitment to preventing cruel finning and carcass dumping practises in Australia waters.


WA's oceans under threat from climate change

08 Nov 2013

There's no doubt that beaches and oceans are an integral part of the WA lifestyle.


Developments in Global Oceans Governance and Conservation

07 Nov 2013 | 10:30 am

The seminar is sponsored by the Australian Committee for IUCN, the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney and Humane Society International. 


WA Government can't be trusted on environmental approvals

21 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens said today the WA Government can't be trusted to have the only and final say on environmental assessment in WA.


Abbott Government takes a double standards approach to marine protection

17 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens said today the Abbott Government is taking a double standards approach to marine conservation - on one hand supporting marine conservation internationally but at the same time working to dismantle Australia's world leading marine protection system.


End cruel shark finning

30 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan to stop animal cruelty and end shark finning in Australia.


Greens launch initiative to end cruel shark finning

30 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have today launched a new initiative to help end the cruel practice of shark finning in Australian waters and internationally.


WA’s invasive species fight must consider ocean warming

26 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that ocean warming, a consequence of climate change, was intrinsically linked to the arrival of new hazards in WA ports and fisheries.


Abbott intent on dismantling marine parks

26 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott is signalling his intention to dismantle Australia's world class network of marine parks if the Coalition wins the election.

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