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Greens welcome vote to retain world-leading marine protection

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

"The day before World Environment Day, Tony Abbott's Coalition set about trying to wreck our network of marine parks, including aspects of the system that were put in place under John Howard," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

"This typifies the negativity of the Coalition under Tony Abbott and their firm commitment to helping big business, irrespective of the harm it causes to the environment.

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Abbott turns to scare campaign on marine protection

 

Tony Abbott is using scare tactics to undermine attempts to secure Australia’s marine environments for future generations.

“Marine protection is about long term thinking, something the Coalition can’t appreciate,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

“Caring for our marine environment is not only about protecting the ecosystems but also about protecting the industries and communities that rely on them.

“Years of research and consultation have gone into the bioregional planning process that Mr Abbott now wants to abandon.

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