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What Tasmania tells the world about threatened species

On National Threatened Species Day, Senator Whish-Wilson and Rosalie Woodruff MP highlight proposed EPBC law changes and the implications they have for Tasmania in the transfer of powers from the Commonwealth to the state.

Quotes attributable to Senator Whish-Wilson:

"This all started here in Tasmania in the fight to save the Franklin river.

"It was a watershed moment that led to the realisation that states could not go unchecked and strong environmental laws would be needed to prevent this from ever happening again.

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Environment minister should not put marginal mining project ahead of Tasmanian interests

Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today calls on the federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley not to weaken environmental conditions that protect Tasmanian devils for the benefit of mining company Venture Minerals. This comes as peaceful protesters disrupt mining activities at the controversial re-opening of the Riley Creek Mine in the Tarkine. 

“I have formally written to Sussan Ley to ask why she is considering weakening federal environmental protections at the request of a mining company. 

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Little Penguin Advisory Group welcomed

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, has welcomed plans for a long-overdue Penguin Advisory Group after the death of over 100 Little Penguins across Tasmania. 

Senator Whish-Wilson has long pushed for a Penguin Protection Taskforce in Tasmania, holding a forum in Penguin last year and writing to Premier Hodgman urging the State Government to establish a taskforce and fund important research and assessment.

“Little Penguins are facing a real threat of extinction in Tasmania and with five gruesome attacks in recent months, this taskforce is well overdue.

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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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Senate report provides national blueprint to solve recycling crisis and calls for single-use plastic ban

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Turnbull's deeper ties with Japan reward its flouting of rules-based order with continued illegal whaling

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Submissions for the Threat Abatement Plan for Marine Debris needed

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Sea Shepherd doing the government's job in the Southern Ocean

Greens spokesperson for Whaling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says that the Australian Government's failure to keep their promise to monitor Japanese whaling activity in the Southern Ocean means a slaughter in the Southern Ocean is immenent this Christmas.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Liberal Government is showing a perverse lack of will in failing to send a patrol boat and protect Australian waters from whaling.

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