Media Releases

 2 March 2016

Territory Labor's Environment policy welcomed

Top End Sea Life welcomes Territory Labor's environmental policy committing to protecting our unique environment and lifestyle.

Jacqui Taylor from the Australian Marine Conservation Society said "This policy recognises that our Territory economy depends on healthy and intact ecosystems and the importance our natural environment plays in maintaining and developing future sustainable economic opportunities." Read our media release.



30 October 2015

Decision for no environmental assessment of Tiwi Islands oil and gas hub a disgrace.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society, Environment Centre NT and Amateur Fishers Association NT have united to rally against Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve Port Melville marine supply base without basic environmental impact assessment, calling the decision a ‘disgrace’. 

This decision clearly highlights the inadequate environmental standards of the Territory and Australian governments. Read our joint media release


1st July 2015

Port Melville finally open for comment- after being constructed.

The Environment Centre NT and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today welcomed the announcement that the controversial Port Melville Marine Supply Base has finally been referred to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt for consideration under environmental legislation.


6th March

Environment groups welcome temporary protection from seabed mining but call for permanent ban. 

The Australian Marine Conservation Society, the Environment Centre NT and Traditional Land Owners of Junction Bay, Gubunbungwu, Goomardeer River - Gudwala clan group welcomed the Chief Ministers decision to extend the moratorium on seabed mining for an additional three years but call for a permanent ban.

With the support of the Minister for Mines and Energy, the Chief Minister made the announcement after the coalition of environmental groups called for a permanent ban on seabed mining.


3rd March 2015

Chief Minister must rule out destructive open cut seabed mining in the Territory. 

  A coalition of groups, including the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), Environment Centre NT and Protect Arnhem Land have called on Chief Minister Adam Giles to permanently ban seabed mining in the Northern Territory. The existing moratorium on seabed mining in NT waters introduced by the previous Territory government is set to expire this week, on 6 March 2015.

Please Sign Our Petition against seabed mining in our Territory seas. 



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