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Australia must stand up to Japan's rogue decision to leave the IWC

Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is calling on Australia to put urgent diplomatic pressure on Japan after Japanese Government sources revealed they will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling. 

 

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “This will be an extraordinary rogue move by Japan that slaps the rest of the international community, who actually uphold a strong commitment to rules-based international order, in the face. 

 

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Farewell and thank you to Sea Shepherd's MY Steve Irwin

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Statement from the Greens on Ian Kiernan

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Killing sharks might help some politicians sleep at night, but it will not stop shark interactions

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The slippery slope of Marine Park destruction

The Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has highlighted the NSW Government’s decision to remove protections from the Sydney Marine Park as evidence that recent federal government marine park downgrades have started a stampede for states to cut marine protections.
“This slippery slope for our oceans stems from the federal liberal government gutting federal marine protected areas, supporting the interests of a few big fishing and big oil companies over good science and sustainable environmental outcomes.

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Dumping of naval vessel in Skeleton Bay still has a long way to go for environmental approvals

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Endangered Handfish should be a redline for the Norfolk Bay fish farm move

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