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Greens to proceed with shark cull bill

The Australian Greens said today they will respond to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights request for further information on their bill to prevent another exception of the WA shark cull being granted, ensuring that another cull doesn't proceed before it is subject to environmental assessment.

"I do not think that the right to life elements of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) applies to this legislation," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

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Senate condemns WA shark deaths

The Senate has condemned the unnecessary deaths of shark as a result of WA's cull, following the release of final kill statistics last week.

"The Senate has supported my motion condemning the deaths of the 68 sharks killed off WA's coast during the three month cull," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

"There is deep seated opposition to this cull, but the WA Government is pushing ahead with an unjustified proposal to extend it for three more years.

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Drum lines removed, but sharks still not safe

Australian Greens said they were pleased that today is the last day of the cruel and indiscriminate use of the drum lines along the Western Australian coast.

"The removal of the drum lines from WA's coast will mean that Australia's unique and vulnerable marine life will have a reprieve from the senseless slaughter that Premier Barnett's shark cull had caused" said Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson.

"This cull is deeply unpopular in WA, people know it is damaging to our marine life and want to see it ended.

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Greens witness distressing shark cull off Perth's beaches

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has described the distressing scenes of sharks being caught and one being killed after spending this morning with Sea Shepherd observing Colin Barnett's brutal shark cull policy in action.

"During our time on the water, it was disappointing and distressing to see a large shark caught, shot, hauled onto the Department of Fisheries boat taken out to sea and dumped. We also saw two smaller sharks caught on drum lines," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

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Greens announce Bill to end WA’s shark cull

The Australian Greens have today announced they will introduce a private members bill in the Senate to end WA's shark cull.

"Our Bill ends the exemption to the EPBC Act that has allowed Colin Barnett's cruel cull to go ahead. It will also prevent the Federal Environment Minister from granting any future exemptions to the Act for the purposes of using drum lines to catch sharks," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said today.

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Senate backs Greens’ motion on WA shark cull as Abbott & Barnett sing with one voice

The Senate has backed an Australian Greens motion calling on the Federal Government to terminate the exemption from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act granted to Premier Colin Barnett's drum line policy following the deaths of members of a protected species.

"The Senate today supported my motion calling for a termination of the exemption, recognising that at least two mako sharks have died on WA's drum lines since the cull began," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

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Environment Minister must intervene in WA’s shark cull as pressure mounts on Premier Barnett

The Australian Greens have called on the Environment Minister Greg Hunt to intervene in the WA shark cull and invoke his commitment that any breach of conditions will result in the EPBC exemption being terminated.

"Mr Hunt has said in a letter to me that he would terminate the exemption granted to WA if there were breaches. He should do that now," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today.

"The cull is having a significant and unintended impact on small and protected sharks, in breach of the conditions set out by the exemption.

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