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Peter Whish-Wilson
Senator for lutruwita/Tasmania

Australia must show leadership on negotiating a legally binding UN Global Plastics Treaty

28 November, 2022 - The Greens call on the Albanese Government to resist siding with multinational plastic packaging companies at the UN Global Plastics Tr...

Pledges without plans or policy won't protect our oceans

17 November, 2022 - The Greens support the Government endorsing the Ocean Conservation Pledge to protect at least 30 percent of the ocean by 2030, but warn that...

Government's 2040 recycling pledge is a distraction

16 November, 2022 - The Greens welcome the Government signing up to an aspirational 2040 recycling pledge, but stress Australians want evidence of urgent action...

Government to blame for recycling fail

9 November, 2022 - The Government’s failure to mandate Australia’s recycling targets is to blame for any recyclable soft plastic items sent to landfill as a res...

Greens call on Labor to shut down seismic blasting off WA coast

13 September, 2022 - The Greens call on the Labor Government to immediately shut down plans for seismic blasting that could impact the Mermaid Reef and Rowley S...

Restoring lutruwita/Tasmania’s oceans on the political agenda in Canberra 

5 September, 2022 - The Greens have today succeeded in gaining support from all sides of politics to initiate a long overdue Senate inquiry into the spread of i...

Greens call on Plibersek to act on global leadership in oceans protection promise

28 August, 2022 - The Greens have called on Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to take a leading role in convening an emergency meeting with UN member states ...

Public confidence in Australia’s environment laws undermined by Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats

25 August, 2022 - Public confidence in Australia’s environment laws has been undermined by disturbing reports of Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats politicising ...

Ocean acreage release demonstrates why Labor cannot be trusted to meet its own weak climate target

24 August, 2022 - Labor has made a mockery of its own weak climate target by offering up 46,758 square kilometres of new ocean acreage for fossil fuel companies...

Greens urge Labor to recommit opposition to PEP-11

15 August, 2022 - The Greens urge Labor to publicly recommit its opposition to PEP-11 after revelations of the former PM’s extraordinary intervention to kill th...

Great Barrier Reef survival = no more oil and gas

4 August, 2022 - The Greens welcome reports of record coral recovery on parts of the Great Barrier Reef but warn the Government not to jeopardise its survival b...

Whish-Wilson gains highest Greens Senate result across Australia

16 June, 2022 - Today it is finally official: lutruwita/Tasmania’s federal election preferences have been formally distributed and Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wi...