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The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef

Standard Page | 18 December, 2013 at 14:21

In weighing up the interests of the Great Barrier Reef against those of transnational coal companies, Greg Hunt decided it was more important to protect the latter, writes David Ritter.

#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall

Standard Page | 7 May, 2014 at 15:20

During the second world war, my dad performed his war service down the coal mines in the UK. The work cost him his sense of smell, but gave him a profound sense of camaraderie and regard for the men he served with down in the coal pits. Until the...

Overthrow of King Coal crucial to bright future

Standard Page | 7 May, 2014 at 16:39

Clean energy sources will generate a new direction, writes David Ritter.

“The other 62 ounces:” Scrutinizing Coca-Cola’s Global Mission - Part One: ‘No Escape’

Standard Page | 8 May, 2014 at 15:11

David Ritter examines the soft drink giant's attempts to shape the legal and regulatory environment within which it operates.

PNG’s governing challenges: the view from Fort Shit Scared

Standard Page | 23 April, 2013 at 11:12

It may be just off the coast of North Queensland, but Papua New Guinea is metaphorically very far way from most Australians. Arriving in Port Moresby, the distance of experience from Australia’s southern cities could hardly be greater. Physically...

Cutting ‘green tape’ won’t make a more prosperous Australia

Standard Page | 26 April, 2013 at 13:11

Proposed changes to Australia’s national environmental law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act (EPBC) 1999, appear to have been shelved. The politics have shifted rapidly. Ultimately, the proposals were dumped because they were not a...

VIDEO: Participatory Revolution 2013, Sydney Vivid Festival

Standard Page | 20 June, 2013 at 16:17

"We are not a pop drink democracy". David Ritter on participatory activism and Coca-Cola.

Sunrise: 'Arctic 30' refute claims of piracy

Standard Page | 14 October, 2013 at 15:48

David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, appears on Weekend Sunrise to discuss the inappropriateness of piracy charges for the Arctic 30.

I'm In! - Progress 2013 Wrap Up Video

Standard Page | 25 November, 2013 at 10:00

At a pivotal moment in the aftermath of a most extraordinary Federal Election, Progress 2013 featured fascinating debates on the big issues facing Australia, practical workshops from the world's leading change makers, and plenty of space to...

An open letter to NSW farmer Phil Laird: Greenpeace stands with you

Standard Page | 18 December, 2013 at 14:42

NSW farmer Phil Laird is fighting to protect Maules Creek from a company wanting to dig an open-cut coal mine. If he will have us, we will answer his call and add our name to his struggle, writes David Ritter.

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