Skip navigation

Protect Our Oceans: 30% by 2030

    Protect Our Oceans: 30% by 2030

    Our oceans are in crisis.

    Climate change, overfishing, pollution, shark nets and habitat destruction are taking a huge toll on our precious marine life. Turtles, rays and many other threatened species, including the critically endangered grey nurse shark, are on the brink of extinction and urgent action must be taken to protect their habitat before it’s too late.

    Scientists, conservationists, ocean-users and most recreational fishers all agree: sanctuary zones, where no form of fishing or other forms of take are allowed, are essential to keep our oceans healthy and protect the fish of the future.

    Yet only 7% of marine waters in NSW are protected in sanctuary zones, far below what scientists are saying is necessary to save our oceans and marine life. We’re joining the global campaign to protect 30% of our oceans in no-take sanctuary zones by 2030.

    The federal Labor Government has already committed to protecting 30% of Commonwealth waters by 2030. We’re calling on the NSW Government to protect 30% of NSW marine waters by 2030.

    Labor promised to do better when it comes to marine protection, but since the Minns Government came to power they’ve delivered nothing. It’s time for action to save our marine life.




    Drug Summit welcome but we can’t delay pill testing: Greens

    News that Labor has finally announced the dates of its much-promised drug summit is welcome, however, key measures such as pill testing should not be delayed given an increase in dangerous substances being found in readily available illegal drugs, said Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson...

    Just 7.5% of people caught with drugs diverted to health services instead of court under failed new laws: Greens

    New data obtained from NSW Police show that the Minns Government’s one area of drug policy reform has failed, with less than one in 10 people caught using or possessing a personal quantity of illegal drugs, being issued with a $400 fine instead of being charged, says Greens MP and...

    Billions of dollars to be handed over to the Catholic Church with new Bill: Greens

    The Catholic Church is set to earn billions of dollars from a bill before Parliament this week that will hand it control of a significant share of the Crown cemetery sector, and everything they’ve been lobbying both sides of politics for years, says Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.

    We need a new approach when it comes to cocaine: Greens

    With the use and supply of cocaine higher than ever before, and drug cartels richer than ever before, it’s time to admit the war on drugs has failed and that a new approach is needed, says NSW Greens MP and drug law reform and harm reduction spokesperson Cate Faehrmann.