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An Afternoon by the Sea with Tim Winton

Join celebrated author, Tim Winton and fellow ocean lovers at a fundraiser to support the Australian Marine Conservation Society and our ocean wildlife.

: Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club, Bronte Beach, NSW
When: 2pm, Sunday 15th June, 2014
Tickets: $35

Buy your tickets now!

All funds will support the work of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australia’s only national charity dedicated to protecting our oceans.

Tim Winton © Hank Kordas

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Have your say: WA shark cull

Despite growing public and scientific opposition to their shark cull, the Western Australian Government has applied to extend the controversial program for three more years.

A further three years of the shark cull won't improve public safety, but it will have a devastating environmental cost. 

The Commonwealth Department of Environment is now calling for public comments on the cull. Please have your say and make a submission now.

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Media Release: QRC ad campaign dodges thorny issue of growing industrial threats to Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Resources Council’s advertising campaign being launched tomorrow is an extraordinary and arrogant response to the current and future health of the Great Barrier Reef – looking backwards in order to ignore the impacts of industrialisation, the fastest growing threat to the Reef.

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MEDIA RELEASE: New research shows economic benefits to recreational fishers from marine park

New research released this month by CSIRO and Queensland University of Technology shows that recreational fishers are actually benefiting from rezoning of Moreton Bay Marine Park – counter to initial claims from some lobby groups.

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Media Release: Lack of Queensland environmental regulations threatens other industries and the Reef

Queensland’s lax environmental assessment practices continue to present threats to the environment and the economy, causing fears for how major development on the Great Barrier Reef will be managed, said the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today.

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Victory for Whales!

On Monday 31 March, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s so-called "scientific" whaling program in the Southern Ocean breaks international law and must stop immediately.

This is a binding ruling by the ICJ, with no appeal. Japan has already said they will comply with the ruling.

The verdict is a giant leap forward for whales, science and humanity.

This never would have happened without the tens of thousands of Australians - like you - who encouraged the Australian Government to stand up against the Government of Japan, and take them to court. Thank you!

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Amazing Whales!

Be amazed by the wonderful world of whales, at the Australian National Maritime Museum.This fascinating international exhibition uncovers the diversity, origins and adaptation of the cetaceans, charting their development from land mammals to aquatic giants.

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