Bit slow off the mark here, but worth looking at this paper in the Journal of Coastal Research on sea levels from Watson at the NSW Dept of Environment, Climate Change and Water. Based on tide gauge records. From the Abstract:
The analysis reveals a consistent trend of weak deceleration at each of these gauge sites [Fremantle, Fort Denison, Auckland, Newcastle] throughout Australasia over the period from 1940 to 2000. Short period trends of acceleration in mean sea level after 1990 are evident at each site, although these are not abnormal or higher than other short-term rates measured throughout the historical record.
Hosted at the ABC because of a Media Watch report on how the paper was reported in mainstream media, and a focus on comments from a single retired non-specialist.
Worth visiting for the debate in comments.