John Carey joined Pew in 2008 to manage the Australia Program’s conservation project in the Kimberley, a stunning and largely intact outback region in northwestern Australia.
Carey has a public service background, having worked as a principal policy adviser on parliamentary issues to the former premier of Western Australia. Prior to this role, he provided strategic media and policy advice to the Western Australian environment minister on a range of issues and served as the environment minister’s chief media spokesman. Carey also developed and prepared the case for major new pollution funding initiatives within government in response to community concerns over the regulation of industry. Previous to his government experience, he worked across television, radio and print media.
Carey holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and communications from Murdoch University in Western Australia.
(The Australian) Environmental groups have welcomed the announcement of a new Kimberley marine park covering the world's largest humpback whale sanctuary as an important step toward protecting a region often considered as significant as the Great Barrier Reef. More
(ABC News) Conservation groups have heralded the State Government's announcement of Camden Sound Marine Park as a significant win for the Kimberley. More
(Perth Now) Commercial fishing will be phased out and recreational fishers required to release their catch in a new Kimberley marine park announced by the State Government. More
(The Sydney Morning Herald) The biggest humpback whale calving area in the southern hemisphere will be protected within a new marine park to be created on the Kimberley coast by the West Australian government.
(WA Today) Environmental groups have welcomed the announcement of a new marine park on the Kimberley coast, but warn that more needs to be done to ensure its protection from "runaway industrialisation".