The dry heat and dirt, cawing crows and corrugated iron fence at our house in Hanbury Street Kalgoorlie in the late 1960s mining boom are my first memories of life—along with dreaming of when it would be time to follow summer’s siren song to the south coast for its breathtakingly white sand and sparkling seas. […]
Media release: Poll shows nearly nine out of ten West Australians back strong marine sanctuary protection for WA south coast A YouGov poll released today shows strong support among West Australians for the state government’s plan to create a world-class marine park along the state’s south coast. The research found that 86 percent of West […]
Marine parks have been used to manage the marine environment around Australia since the 1980s, and they continue to bring great economic, social and biological benefits to regional communities.
An alliance of 27 leading environment groups has welcomed the Albanese Government’s decision to expand and upgrade the marine park around Australia’s Macquarie Island, saying it is a massive win for the region’s globally significant marine life. “Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek is delivering world-leading protection for one of the most unique environments on the […]
Wednesday 17 May 2023 The royal penguin is as Aussie as the kangaroo and koala – a little-known fact that polar adventurer TimJarvis AM hopes to change as he starts a national film tour in Brisbane today, advocating for Australia toboost protection for its unique Southern Ocean marine life. In his latest journey to the […]
Macquarie Island is among the last truly wild places on the planet. The waters of the Southern Ocean surrounding the island are home to some of our most unique marine life such as penguins, seals, whales, icefish and migratory birds like albatross. Some species are found nowhere else on Earth.
Thurs 23 Feb 2023 An alliance of 27 leading environment groups has welcomed the Albanese Government’s announcement to increase protection for Australia’s World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island. “Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s announcement today opens the door to a once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase protection for one of the most unique environments on the planet,” said Fiona […]
Save Our Marine Life supporters around the country have been asking political parties for commitments to: Improve Australia’s marine parks network to offer the real sanctuary protection that science says is needed and the Australian public has asked for Permanently ban all supertrawlers from Australia’s vulnerable fisheries (the current sham ban only stops 6 boats longer […]
A report from two environmental groups says Australia must protect local fisheries by broadening its supertrawler ban beyond just six boats. Australia’s ban on super-sized industrial fishing boats is far too narrow and places local fisheries under the threat, environmentalists say. A report released on Tuesday by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Save Our […]
The debate over super trawlers was hot political news the last time federal Labor was in power and saw fisheries company Seafish Tasmania blocked from using the what was then the world’s second-largest trawler, the Abel Tasman, in Australian waters. The Coalition later legislated a ban on the vessels, but conservationists say a new report […]