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Peter Whish-Wilson
Senator for lutruwita/Tasmania

Government has five months to act on climate or risk Great Barrier Reef in danger listing

14 September, 2023 - The Albanese Government has until February 2024 to demonstrate drastically stronger climate ambition, or else risk the Great Barrier Reef b...

Plibersek ignores conservation advice on Maugean skate

7 September, 2023 - Minister Plibersek has ignored her own department’s conservation advice and is failing to show the strong political leadership necessar...

Senate inquiry into AAD mismanagement established

9 August, 2023 - A Senate inquiry into the current funding mismanagement of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has been established. It comes following the...

Greens bill shifts burden to companies to ensure Traditional Owners are consulted on underwater cultural heritage

8 August, 2023 - Greens Senator Dorinda Cox is introducing a Private Senator’s Bill that requires standards of consultation with Traditional Owners to be develo...

Government’s Sea Dumping Bill is a con job that facilitates fossil fuels 

3 August, 2023 - MEDIA RELEASE: Government’s Sea Dumping Bill is a con job that facilitates fossil fuels  The Greens have condemned the Albanese Governm...

Albanese must address AAD uncertainty

2 August, 2023 - The Albanese Government must set the record straight and address rising fears about what science programs will be axed as a result of a $2...

Great Barrier Reef decision no cause for celebration

1 August, 2023 - The Greens warn that despite the Great Barrier Reef’s one year reprieve from being declared “in danger”, the iconic marine ecosystem remains un...

Australian Antarctic Division cuts an attack on science

28 July, 2023 - The Greens have slammed the Albanese Government’s decision to cut $25 million from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) as an attack on ...

Greens respond to scathing APVMA review

14 July, 2023 - The Greens have responded to a scathing independent review of the embattled government agency responsible for the regulation of agricultural and...

Is Labor up to the task of its Zero Extinction pledge?

29 June, 2023 - Minister Plibersek must show the strong political leadership necessary to uphold her own Zero Extinctions pledge and save the Tasmanian Maugean ...

Climate action, not virtue signalling, will help protect Great Barrier Reef

7 June, 2023 - No amount of Minister Plibersek’s “formal commitments” to protect the Great Barrier Reef will provide cover from the impacts of new fossil fuel p...

Government finally acting on plastic packaging pollution

25 May, 2023 - National packaging and waste reduction targets designed to increase recycling, help build a circular economy and minimise plastic pollution are l...