Marine

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. 

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Action needed to address WA's warming oceans

06 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens say urgent action is needed to address the devastating economic and environmental cost that ocean warming will have on Western Australia.

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World Oceans Day highlights the need to protect Australia’s marine environment

08 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens said that while we celebrate World Ocean Day today we need to remember that a strong, ongoing effort is needed to protect Australia's marine environment from threats such as global warming, oil and gas production, overfishing and pollution.

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Greens welcome vote to retain world-leading marine protection

05 Jun 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the rejection of a Coalition attempt to dismantle Australia's world-leading system of marine parks.

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Abrolhos under threat from oil and gas exploration

27 May 2013

The Australian Greens say the Federal Government is threatening WA's iconic Abrolhos Islands by releasing acreage for oil and gas exploration that encroaches on the area.

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Whaling violence unacceptable

20 Feb 2013

The Australian Greens condemn the actions of Japanese whaling ships ramming the Sea Shepherd vessel the Bob Barker.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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