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. 


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.


WA Government trash environmental protections in search of industrialisation

19 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens today called for WA Premier Colin Barnett to finally abandon attempts to industrialise James Price Point in the Kimberley after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold an appeal against the environmental approvals of the now-abandoned LNG processing hub.


Greens announce new initiative to boost shark research

18 Aug 2013

At the end of science week, the Australian Greens have announced a new initiative to identify the threats facing Australia's shark population.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Whaling violence unacceptable

20 Feb 2013

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


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.

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