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. 


Coalition guts Australia’s marine parks

13 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today the Coalition are showing total disregard for science and environmental protection by scrapping the management plans for our nation's world-leading network of marine protected areas.


Senate calls for protection of great whites

12 Dec 2013

The Senate has backed an Australian Greens motion calling on the Federal Government to increase shark research and maintain protections for Great Whites in the face of culling threats from Western Australia.


Greens deliver Great White Shark petition to Parliament

12 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens today presented a petition to the Senate of more than 16,000 people opposing a cull of Great White Sharks and backing calls for increased investment in research and non-lethal protections for beach-goers.


Greens call on Senate to support shark research and oppose culling moves

10 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the Federal Government needs to maintain protections for the Great White Shark under Commonwealth legislation, as the WA Government moves to target some of the animals under a newly announced shark plan.


WA calls for action on climate change

17 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens have joined with people in Perth and around the country to stand up for action on climate change.


Retrograde position on climate change threatens WA’s oceans

14 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the Government's backwards step on climate change poses a serious threat to WA's oceans.


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. 

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