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Great Barrier Reef protection to be key election issue

Press release | 31 January, 2013 at 11:02

Thursday 31 January, 2013, Brisbane: Unless the Australian Government tomorrow announces an end to coal expansion to along the Queensland coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is at risk of being placed on the World Heritage ‘in danger’ list, says...

Greenpeace steps up campaign to save Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 1 February, 2013 at 9:36

Friday 1 Feb, 2013, Brisbane: Greenpeace will step up its campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef following the failure of the Australian Government to halt coal developments in its response to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee today.

Greenpeace calls for action against coal company for poor environmental assessment

Press release | 18 April, 2013 at 11:55

Mackay, Queensland- 18 April 2013: Greenpeace is calling on Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to suspend his approval of Hancock Coal’s T3 coal terminal at Abbot Point while a federal investigation into the environmental assessment of it...

Coal terminal approved. New risks revealed.

Feature Story | 10 October, 2012 at 13:55

Federal Environment Minister Burke has approved the ‘T3’ coal terminal in a World Heritage Area. Documents we obtained expose the flawed environmental process and the threat to endangered bird species.

UNESCO puts Australia on notice to save the Reef

Feature Story | 29 June, 2012 at 8:54

In St. Petersburg in Russia the World Heritage Committee is holding its annual meeting discussing the state of conservation of globally significant places on the World Heritage list.

UNESCO puts Burke on notice: Recommends halting coal developments to save the Reef

Press release | 29 June, 2012 at 9:28

Sydney/St Petersburg, Friday 29 June 2012: The World Heritage Committee has put Australia on notice overnight, warning that it may list the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area as “in danger” unless Australia acts on a series of recommendations...

Burke must intervene on “diabolical” Rinehart mine approval

Press release | 30 May, 2012 at 14:01

Sydney 30th May 2012: Greenpeace has slammed the Queensland State Government’s green light to Gina Rinehart’s massive Alpha coal project as politically motivated rush job with the Co-ordinator General’s report revealing gaping holes in the...

BREAKING: A huge new coal mine approved

Feature Story | 23 August, 2012 at 17:10

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has just approved the Alpha coal project in Queensland. If built, it would be as big as any coal mine operating in Australia, and marks the beginning of opening up the Galilee Basin to enormous coal...

BREAKING NEWS: Damning UNESCO Reef verdict puts spotlight on coal ports

Feature Story | 2 June, 2012 at 9:05

Greenpeace is calling on Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to heed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) damning verdict on the Great Barrier Reef and declare an immediate moratorium on major...

What a week! New update on the Alpha coal mine

Feature Story | 7 June, 2012 at 10:51

Whoever said a week was a long time in politics was obviously talking about the last seven days.

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