Environment and Biodiversity

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.


Motion - Mining and Adani

02 Sep 2016

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 19 standing in my name for today, relating to the Adani coalmine.


Labor must put out Frydenberg’s renewables bonfire: Greens

11 Aug 2016

In response to Environment & Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s comments that he will proceed with the $1.3 billion cut to ARENA grant funding, Greens Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP called on Labor to abandon its support for the Liberals’ funding cuts.


Coral scientists’ letter to PM shows need to vote for the Reef on Saturday

27 Jun 2016

With coral reef scientists left to beg the Prime Minister Turnbull to stop putting fossil fuels ahead of the Reef, it's never been more important to vote for the Reef.


Greens call on Labor to commit to an independent environmental watchdog

15 Jun 2016

The Australian Greens call on Labor to commit to establishing an independent environmental watchdog, rather than just saying they will explore options for one, and to commit to reversing funding cuts to environmental regulators.


Greens commit to ground-breaking $2 billion fund to fix Reef water quality

09 Jun 2016

The Greens today announced a plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, including a $2 billion fund and a legal cap on run-off pollution fix water quality, as well as action on global warming and a stronger role for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.


Greens put forward national environment watchdog

07 Jun 2016

The Greens today announced a plan for a new independent environment watchdog, the National Environment Protection Authority, and a new generation of environment laws.


Greens commit funds to protect native wildlife on World Environment Day

06 Jun 2016

On World Environment Day today, the Greens launched their $2.1 billion election policy to protect native wildlife and biodiversity.


Greens put Queensland’s native wildlife on the election agenda on World Environment Day

05 Jun 2016

On World Environment Day today, the Greens launched their $2.1 billion national election policy to protect native wildlife, which would help bring threatened species such as bilbies and koalas back from the brink of extinction in Queensland. 


Greens push for state cash-for-container scheme and announce national scheme for if state government fails to deliver

20 May 2016

The Greens are calling on the state government to establish a cash-for-container scheme and have announced a national scheme to be established should the state government fail to act to protect the Gold Coast’s beaches from plastic pollution. 


Greens condemn witch-hunt against voices for nature

04 May 2016

The Greens condemn the politically motivated witch hunt against the voices for nature in the government's recommendations in the House of Representatives tax-deductibility for environment organisations inquiry report. 

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