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Marine reserves review: Coalition says recreational fishers have been left out

Sep 12, 2014

The Coalition has launched a review of the vast network of marine […] Read More »

Review into Marine Sanctuaries announced

Sep 12, 2014

Everything we’ve fought for – the world’s largest network of marine sanctuaries, including our Coral Sea sanctuary – is now at risk of being cut back or erased completely.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has already taken the extraordinary step of suspending our national network of marine sanctuaries. Now, today he’s announced his long-awaited ‘review’, saying more science and consultation are needed.
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Fishing interests loom large in Abbott government review of marine parks

Sep 11, 2014

The Abbott government’s overdue review of Australian marine parks has been launched with […] Read More »

What’s happening to our Coral Sea Sanctuary?

Aug 8, 2014

Any day now we are expecting the Abbott Government to launch a review of the Coral Sea Marine Reserve that we worked so hard together to achieve. We don’t yet know what this will mean for our jewel in the crown of the national network of marine reserves. But the review will be our opportunity to re-unite and remind the Government just how much we love our Coral Sea and want it protected. Read More »

Coral Sea reserve passes through House of Representatives

Jun 4, 2013

Tonight, the Australian House of Representatives voted YES to the Coral Sea Marine Reserve, and YES to the other new marine parks around Australia. After the Coalition moved to disallow the management plans, the government brought on a debate and vote on the issue, and succeeded in voting down the disallowance. Read More »

Branson, Burke, Chan, Kiernan and more support the Coral Sea

May 10, 2013

Sir Richard Branson today announced his strong support for the Coral Sea Marine National Park. Read More »

Scientists call for large ocean wilderness parks

Apr 15, 2013

Scientists today have released a call for governments to establish large scale ocean wilderness parks. The Coral Sea is one of the few places in the world where a very large ocean wilderness park has been declared.
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Marine sanctuaries at risk