08 Jul 2011
The Australian Greens have questioned the Federal Environment Department's decision to allow Shell to drill near the newly-declared Ningaloo World Heritage area without a full environmental assessment.
28 Jun 2011
Help make sure Environment Minister Tony Burke protects hotspots for unique marine life.
23 Jun 2011
Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (15:47): The Greens will not be supporting this motion. For a start, regarding this issue about private members' time, we did debate a bill this morning and we got a whole bill through. The Independents were always due to have a slot during this sitting. In fact, as I recollect, it was the previous week that they were due to have a slot on a program—the whole slot. Senator Xenophon was very generous in giving up some of the time for this morning's debate to start the debate on this particular bill.
23 Jun 2011
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011
Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (11:39): So the Greens are the extreme ones in this debate, apparently, and yet Senator Boswell has just accused the minister for the environment of being a dictator.
25 May 2011
Australian Greens marine spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert says legislation to establish a national regulator for the offshore petroleum industry is an important step towards improving regulation of the oil and gas sector.
23 May 2011
The Australian Greens have welcomed reports that no companies have taken up an exploration lease located off WA’s Margaret River region.
10 May 2011
Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (15:37): I move:
05 May 2011
Today’s announcement has fallen well short of the comprehensive network of marine sanctuaries promised for Australia’s South West marine region by Federal Environment Minister Burke, according to Greens marine spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert.