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City of Albany urged to consider Eco Shark Barrier during tendering process for Middleton Beach this summer

 Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed part State Government funding for a shark barrier enclosure at Middleton Beach in Albany and has urged the City of Albany to consider a barrier that offers safety to swimmers without compromising the environment.

 “It is great to see Middleton beach has been offered $200,000 in part funding to install a shark barrier enclosure for 2015/16.

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Questioning on anti-radicalisation kit produces unconvincing reasoning for shark cull photo

"Recently the Government released an ‘Anti Radicalisation Kit’ which discussed combating extremism and pictured an image of the peaceful #‎noWAsharkcull protest that I attended with thousands of Western Australians early last year”, said Senator Rachel Siewert.  

“After the community rejected the image as part of the kit, it was promptly removed online.

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Japan’s exit from ICJ over whaling a slap in the face to Australia

The Greens Spokesperson for Whaling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should immediately call in the Japanese Ambassador for an explanation in regards to Japan turning their back on the remit of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over whaling.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “This is a crucial test for the Prime Minister. All Australians, right across the political spectrum feel very strongly about this issue.

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Salmon Senate Inquiry part of ongoing scrutiny, not the end

The Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said, “Today’s release of the Senate report into salmon farming in Tasmania is part of ongoing scrutiny by the Greens and other stakeholders. This scrutiny will continue until the Tasmanian Government properly regulates the salmon industry, the environmental monitoring is transparent and the science, especially in relation to Macquarie Harbour, is better understood.

Genesis of Inquiry

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Senate fails to call for investigation into Montara oil spill six years after the tragic event

The Senate has failed to allow a motion to receive a vote that calls for the Federal Government to negotiate a full investigation on Montara Oil Spill with Indonesia, six years after the spill.

“It is a disappointing that the Senate denied formality on this motion, this is an important issue that deserves attention and action.

Tomorrow will be six long years since the Montara Oil Spill, a disaster that spewed oil into the marine environment for months.

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