National Threatened Species Day

The Australian Greens are calling for the federal government to keep responsibility for the protection of Australian wildlife in danger of extinction, on National Threatened Species Day today.

“Unstoppable” supertrawler exploits weak laws

The green light given by the federal Environment Minister last night to the supertrawler Margiris shows that our national environment laws are too weak and urgently need to be strengthened, the Australian Greens said today.

International community wants moratorium on Reef developments

The World Heritage Committee has upheld their draft decision handed down in earlier this month on the Great Barrier Reef, which calls upon the Government to stop developments that may affect the Reef until a comprehensive strategic assessment can be completed.

Palmer’s toxic waste plan for the Great Barrier Reef

The Greens are calling on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to stand firm against the demands from the LNP’s largest donor, Clive Palmer, to dump polluted water from his nickel refinery into the Great Barrier Reef.

Rio+20 shows mining magnates run Australia

As the Rio+20 negotiations conclude, Australians will be horrified at the world's failure to act and at Australia's push to water down the mining sections of the agreement, said the Australian Greens today.

Prime Minister must not let Rio+20 failure stand

The Prime Minister and other world leaders arriving in Rio tomorrow (local time) must intervene to strengthen the farcically weak text agreed by bureaucrats today, said the Australian Greens.

Dredging shows as culprit for Gladstone Harbour disaster

New research released yesterday shows dredging is to blame for Gladstone Harbour’s environmental crisis, and should prompt the federal government to finally step in and protect the World Heritage listed area and the communities which rely upon it.

New report shows Australia failing Rio commitments

On the eve of the United Nations Rio+20 conference, marking 20 years since the Rio Declaration on Sustainable Development, a new report commissioned by Australian Greens has found Australia is failing all of the environmental commitments it signed up to 20 years ago.

Explosive UNESCO report gives Great Barrier Reef 8 months

Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months.

CSG methane leak disaster shows moratorium needed

 Video footage of coal seam gas bubbling from the Condamine River close to CSG mining operations shows the need  for a five year moratorium on this risky industry, despite the old parties voting against the Greens move to legislate for a moratorium in federal Parliament last night.