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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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Buildings but no scientists: Turnbull must commit to re-funding Antarctic CRC

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on Malcolm Turnbull to overturn the Abbott-era policy changes that are preventing the Hobart-based Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Cooperative Research Centre from reapplying for funding.

“Senator Whish-Wilson said, “While I welcome any funding offers for STEM training and for an Antarctic precinct, it is all for nothing if the Government keeps cutting science jobs in Hobart.

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Qld Labor needs to act on Senate Report into Shark Mitigation and Deterrence 

In light of the new Senate report into shark mitigation and deterrence, Greens State MP Michael Berkman and Greens Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett are calling on Qld Labor to rid Queensland’s beaches of lethal drum lines that are killing sharks, turtles, dolphins, and whales.

"If Premier Palaszczuk was concerned about the effects of land-clearing on our wildlife, she should be equally concerned about the effects of these lethal drum-lines are having on our marine life,” said State Greens MP Michael Berkman.

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Senate Inquiry reports that warming oceans are putting the Australian way of life at risk

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Australian Government footage of whale slaughter must be aired in Japan

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Tony Abbott should be disendorsed for his promotion of climate change denialism

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Overnight national celebrity Fluffy’s great escape could soon become all-too-common fatality as killer shark-nets lurk off the coast

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Stephen King movie promotion a horror story for Australian wildlife

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Whish-Wilson, has called on Village Roadshow to stop tying red helium balloons to stormwater drains to promote the Stephen King movie IT because the balloons will undoubtedly enter the ocean and cause the deaths of our marine life.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “When I saw photos of the red helium balloons tied to stormwater drains in Sydney I was furious. When balloons end up in the ocean they float and get swallowed by sea-birds, dolphins, whales and turtles.

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Greens secure Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia’s recycling industry

Greens spokesperson for waste and recycling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the successful move by the Greens to establish a Senate Inquiry into the future of the recycling industry following the exposé on Four Corners.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “I have been pursuing these issues in the recycling industry for years but the recent Four Corners episode has really brought the crisis out into the open.

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