Release the Truth

Ever since workers from the monster trawler Geelong Star leaked the story that a protected whale shark was caught in its nets, the details have been avoided, contradicted, or just plain dodgy. We want to know the whole truth about what happened.

Tell the government to approve our Freedom of Information request for the footage of the incident. It's in the public interest and it's their job to protect us - not cover-up for the super trawler. 

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    • Mal 🐈‍⬛ Tyler 🪐 mo0n13aby
      commented 2022-08-17 12:05:32 +1000
      Things like this are completely unnecessary for our way of life. This is mass consumption just to consume. No way that half or more than half won’t go to waste!! Leave them in the ocean. Stop over consumption. Ban super trawlers.
    • Peter Shearer
      commented 2022-02-07 21:01:13 +1100
      Ban supertrawlers
    • Jane Glue
      commented 2022-02-05 23:37:43 +1100
      We should not allow super trawlers to work in our oceans. They are killing fish and dumping hundreds of thousands of dead fish that would have been food for our dolphins and whales, etc Many thousands of dead dolphins have been washed up along the shores of France in recent years because of these vessels. Surely we should support sustainable fishing by responsible fishermen and stop eating fishfingers and other products that these huge vessels are catching fish for. WE MUST MAKE LAWS TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS!
    • Ashley Brooks
      commented 2017-12-04 01:45:00 +1100
      STOP distroying our oceans! I am SO UPSET by what humans do! DESTROYING OUR PLANET AND DESTROYING ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE— I feel helpless and hopeless for the human race to continue this kind of massive destruction of animal life that is needed on the planet in order to survive. Governments ARE ELECTED TO PROTECT and make laws to protect these ciminal acts. STOP THIS DESTRUCTION.
    • Rene Holovsky
      commented 2017-12-01 02:22:38 +1100
      Massage to the Rothschild’s stop controlling the media and the truth…..!
    • Maureen King
      commented 2017-06-17 07:28:34 +1000
      The people have a right to be able to access this information.
      You are not protecting us, you are protecting yourselves and those responsible for this.
      Release the information, the people demand it and have a right to know exactly what is happening.
    • Loretta McKenzie
      commented 2016-08-15 13:04:36 +1000
      If the TV stations weren’t so gagged by higher powers the general public would actually know about all the disgusting things happening but they are only allowed to show mundane crap that won’t cause any reaction that they might not like!
    • Shane Rodgers
      commented 2016-07-24 18:07:25 +1000
      It still ceases to amaze me how our government is so willing too allow a foreign owned boats into our waters and making allowances the trawler Geelong star??? This should have been stopped years ago by you the government…. It appears of today’s standards even with all the negative feed back about the trawler you still are dictating it is not with our interest.. Well it us the Australian people and others interested in saving the fishery.. You haven’t enough Database information to show the devastating affect the TRAWLERS have world wide.. we do not want the TRAWLERS HERE PERIOD..
    • carolyn gotsalks
      commented 2016-07-22 18:55:57 +1000
      There is a shortage of fish worldwide, let alone killing other animals in these dispicable nets, they should be stopped especially in our seas
    • Maureen King
      commented 2016-07-22 14:53:41 +1000
      I couldn’t agree more with the other comments on here about the need for full disclosure in relation to the super trawlers that the government allows to destroy and devastate our marine life and waters. Then does everything it can to try and cover it up by refusing to release the information. They have no right to do this.They are elected by the people. They also know that the public are not going to react favourably so hide it.It won’t work. You are an absolute disgrace. The sooner the major parties are gone the better.
      This behaviour is totally unacceptable.
    • Michael Battista
      commented 2016-07-22 13:13:48 +1000
      Of course we do not condone any threats of violence or other inappropriate language towards oceans creatures but you do by allowing the Geelong Star to rape the ocean creatures
    • Clemens Vermeulen
      commented 2016-07-22 10:40:16 +1000
      My intro (in the letter) to the Ministers:
      I am dismayed that a government ‘for and by the people’ should choose secrecy to keep the truth from the people it (supposedly) serves. This behaviour is more akin to a dictatorship or a totalitarian state than a free democracy like Australia. What else are you hiding from us? Own up or quit before the people remove you. The crime of ecocide springs to mind.
    • tony fields
      commented 2016-07-02 01:24:31 +1000
      Environmental minister Hunt get your act together and ban super trawlers from Australian waters!!!
    • Sue Forster
      commented 2016-07-01 18:25:33 +1000
      Rape and pillage of our oceans and murder of our marine life. Just how much of this can the world take!!! Humans do not have the right.
    • Michael Newman
      commented 2016-06-29 10:39:35 +1000
      Stop destroying our oceans
    • Mark Jacobs
      commented 2016-06-23 18:50:27 +1000
      Government hiding behind “Commercial-In-Confidence” in order to withhold information from the public under the Freedom of Information act is undemocratic and dictatorial: in a democracy the government is supposed to act on behalf of the electorate and is accountable to the electorate; any deals the government makes with business on behalf of the electorate can NEVER be considered “Commercial-In-Confidence”, as this doesn’t allow the transparency required for the electorate to hold the government to account. No transparency = no democracy.

      It’s only a matter of time before both major parties a relegated to history and the Country is governed by truly representative MPs from a coalition of smaller, truly representative, parties and independents.
    • Martin Male
      commented 2016-06-23 16:13:43 +1000
      There is no valid reason for these miners of the sea to be allowed to destroy the sea. The impacts of climate change will be compounded by this action!
    • geoffrey roberts
      commented 2016-06-23 14:33:14 +1000
      Where ever these evil ships have plied there vile actions, the seas where they have operated have been decimated, the West Coast of Africa is a perfect example…and it will happen here in Australia if it isn’t stopped..
    • Phe Luxford
      commented 2016-06-23 14:28:08 +1000
      We’re a beautiful country that looks after our natural wonders – not the interests of big corporations. True or False?
      THIS IS IN EVERYONE’S INTEREST. My children’s future – they love the oceans and I want it to be a place they are proud of, not a place of sadness and regret for all we have lost and neglected. DO YOUR JOB!!!
    • Debra Livingston
      commented 2016-06-23 12:11:13 +1000
      I am just so overwhelmed by what humans do — I feel helpless and hopeless for the human race to continue this kind of massive destruction of animal life that is needed on the planet in order to survive. I cannot believe that Governments elected by the public would condone such a travesty of species annihilation… and for any other human who would condone it for money — you cannot eat money… you cannot buy what is extinct as it no longer exists… you cannot replace it… once it is gone… it is gone… reducing sea species …. is to annihilate human life also.