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. 


Further scrutiny will show the danger of Kangaroo Island drilling plans: Greens

09 Jan 2013

The Australian Greens say closer review of Bight Petroleum’s plans to explore for oil off Kangaroo Island will make it clear the action poses an unacceptable risk to the environment and the Island’s future.


Burke must protect Kangaroo Island blue whale feeding grounds

09 Jan 2013

Australian Greens Marine spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert says allowing oil and gas exploration off the coast of South Australia's Kangaroo Island would contradict other Government environmental programs and put endangered animals at risk.


No good time for Kangaroo Island seismic testing

21 Nov 2012

Following positive environmental decisions on marine parks and the super trawler, the Australian Greens are pushing to have Environment Minister Tony Burke prove good things come in threes by stepping in to save Kangaroo Island's precious marine environment.


Greens respond to super trawler announcement

19 Nov 2012

The Australian Greens have this afternoon commented on Minister Burke's decision to extend the ban on the super trawler Abel Tasman for two years.


Dinosaur Tracks and Dinosaur Politics

07 Nov 2012 | 7:30 pm

Senator Rachel Siewert will join Greens for North Metro candidate Cameron Poustie for a conversation about the impact the Government's proposed gas hub will have on the future of the Kimberley.


Shark plan needs Federal consultation - Greens

16 Oct 2012

The Australian Greens say the WA Government needs to ensure it consults with the Commonwealth Government over any plans to destroy sharks off the state’s coast.


Greens seek Federal examination of WA proposal to destroy sharks

05 Oct 2012

Australian Greens spokesperson on marine and fisheries issues, Senator Rachel Siewert, has asked the Federal Government to look at the WA Government proposal to destroy sharks off WA’s coast.


Greens welcome doubts over summer whale hunt

26 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens have welcomed reports that the Japanese whale hunt in the Southern Ocean may not go ahead this summer.


Joint press conference on the super trawler and mining royalties

11 Sep 2012

The Greens responded to the Government's announcement to stall the super trawler, congratulated the community's work and called for toughening the law against super trawlers


Greens to insert ban in supertrawler legislation

11 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens will take action in both Houses of Parliament to permanently ban the supertrawler from Australian waters.

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