Environment, Biodiversity & Natural Heritage
The Greens were founded on the vision of a robust and healthy environment, and that vision continues today. We are working hard to promote environmental values in Parliament and protect our unique wildlife and wild places.
The 2011 State of the Environment report (SoE) shows Australia’s biodiversity on land and sea in alarming decline.
The Greens successfully negotiated the $946 million Biodiversity Fund as part of the Clean Energy Future Package, funding communities to restore bushland and native habitats and reduce the impacts of weeds and feral animals.
The Greens are pursuing reforms to our national environmental laws to urgently protect threatened species and to make sure our iconic areas, like the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, are protected for future generations.
We need environment laws that work to stop the biodiversity crisis, save our threatened species, and protect our precious places. Sign up to find out more about our work to fix our environment laws.
18 May 2013 | 10:30 am
Senator Penny Wright to speak at the Hands Across the Sand event in Adelaide on Saturday 18 May.
07 Apr 2013 | 11:00 am
Senator Penny Wright to speak at the Doctors for the Environment Australia's iDEA13 National Student-Run Conference.
20 Mar 2013
Senator Penny Wright speak about why Kangaroo Island's unique environment should be protected.
19 Mar 2013
The future of the Kangaroo Island community is again in the hands of Environment Minister Tony Burke as he decides on a second...
05 Mar 2013
Bight Petroleum’s proposal was released yesterday, leaving the Kangaroo Island community concerned about oil and gas expl...
13 Feb 2013
Seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island would risk serious environmental and economic damage at any time of year, says...
13 Feb 2013
The Kangaroo Island community remains in limbo after mining company Bight Petroleum failed to publicly release documents relati...
09 Jan 2013
The Australian Greens say closer review of Bight Petroleum’s plans to explore for oil off Kangaroo Island will make it cl...
09 Jan 2013
Australian Greens Marine spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert says allowing oil and gas exploration off the coast of South Austr...
22 Nov 2012
A motion calling on the Gillard Government to urgently reassess whether the upper Spencer Gulf population of this Giant Austral...