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Senate bid to block reduction of national marine park protection fails

Senate bid to block reduction of national marine park protection fails

A bid to stop cuts to environmental protection of marine parks has failed after Labor and the Greens were unable to secure sufficient crossbench support.

  • by Peter Hannam

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'Significant step': NSW government unveils Sydney marine park plan

'Significant step': NSW government unveils Sydney marine park plan

Twenty-five high-value biodiversity marine sites around the Sydney region will get enhanced protection as part of a long-awaited marine park proposed by the Berejiklian government.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Most brazen': Last-ditch bid to halt roll-back of marine protection

'Most brazen': Last-ditch bid to halt roll-back of marine protection

Labor and the Greens are hoping last-minute pitches by billionaire Twiggy Forrest will prompt crossbench senators to join them in blocking a reduction of protection in Australia's marine parks.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Ecstatic': WA surfers, advocates and experts react to shark research watershed moment
Shark

'Ecstatic': WA surfers, advocates and experts react to shark research watershed moment

The brother of WA surfer Ben Gerring and outspoken shark mitigation advocate Rick Gerring says he is "ecstatic" following an announcement the state government will fund a 12-month trial of SMART drumlines.

  • by Hannah Barry
Sea World conservationist honoured with UQ doctorate
Brisbane

Sea World conservationist honoured with UQ doctorate

The founder of the Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation has been recognised for his lifelong dedication to protecting marine life.

  • by Alison Brown
Cautious Queensland prawn farmers restock after White Spot outbreak
Gold Coast

Cautious Queensland prawn farmers restock after White Spot outbreak

Gold Coast prawn farmers who lost millions after a deadly disease infected their stocks fear biosecurity failings will mean they are wiped out a second time.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
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Queensland fishers prepare lawsuit over White Spot outbreak
South-east Queensland

Queensland fishers prepare lawsuit over White Spot outbreak

More than 100 commercial fishers are preparing a class action against the federal government over the White Spot outbreak that has cost Queensland's prawn industry millions.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
Twiggy Forrest joins fight to save our oceans with $100 million pledge
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Andrew Forrest

Twiggy Forrest joins fight to save our oceans with $100 million pledge

‘Twiggy’ will spend $100 million to build an ocean research facility in Exmouth and has joined the fight against the controversial federal marine parks plans.

  • by Emma Young
Shark species removed from Queensland hit list
Shark

Shark species removed from Queensland hit list

Seven species of shark have been removed from a Queensland government kill list.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
'Neil the Seal' becomes popular Bribie Island community member

'Neil the Seal' becomes popular Bribie Island community member

A New Zealand fur seal has made a temporary home for itself on Bribie Island

  • by Lucy Stone
Sea Shepherd joins Queensland shark net debate
Gold Coast

Sea Shepherd joins Queensland shark net debate

Australian environmental group Sea Shepherd has joined the calls for the Queensland government to rethink its shark net program.

  • by Ed Jackson