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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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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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News

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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Huge gas project proposed for Abbot Point following coal terminal approval

A huge liquefied natural gas export terminal is being planned for Abbot Point on the Queensland coast, coming just months after the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approved plans to dump 3 million tonnes of dredge spoil in the sensitive region as part of coal export expansion.

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QLD and NSW kill sharks too

Everyone has been focusing on Western Australia's shark cull, but Queensland and New South Wales have been killing sharks for decades.
Western Australia might have started a drum line program this year, but Queensland started doing it in program 1962, with shark nets too.

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  • Five days accommodation for two adults at Niramaya Villas and Spa at Port Douglas
  • Return economy class airfares for two
  • Two adults snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef & a snorkel pack

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Sustainable Seafood Guide

Love your seafood but also love our oceans? We are proud to offer Australia's first online sustainability guide to seafood.

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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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