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Urgent review of lethal shark net measures needed

An alarming new report showing a drastic decline in shark and ray populations is yet another reason shark nets and lethal drum lines must be removed from Australia’s beaches and oceans.
Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Whish-Wilson, said action was needed urgently.
“Fixed-drum lines and mesh-nets are designed to entangle and kill sharks but are also indiscriminate killers and weapons of mass destruction to protected marine life.

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Senate inquiry into the APVMA marred by donations from vested interests to Labor and Liberal parties, say Greens

The report of the Senate inquiry into the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has been marred by the revelations that vested interests including RoundUp patent holder Bayer and industry body CropLife have collectively donated $139,000 to the Labor, Liberal and National parties in the 2017-18 financial year, say the Australian Greens.

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Securing the future of Australia’s threatened species

Our threatened species are under threat like never before.

Climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, invasive species and disease, as well as the rapidly expanding resources sector are putting our precious plants and animals at risk.

It is time we make big changes to help their chances of survival.

Our threatened species don't just include obscure critters - Australia's iconic species like the Koala and the Tasmanian devil are in serious decline.

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