Media Centre

The Media Centre is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest press releases and publications that we are distributing to the media, as well as contact details. 

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Groups want action not closed-door negotiations on Super Trawler

Press release | 24 July, 2012 at 14:26

Environment groups have today rejected an offer from Federal Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig to enter into negotiations with Tasmanian company Seafish as the closed-door negotiations are an attempt to avoid rather than promote public debate on an...

Police remove Greenpeace blockage of super trawler

Press release | 4 July, 2012 at 11:36

Wednesday 4 July 2012: Last night at around 7pm EST, Dutch police ended the Greenpeace blockage of the Margiris, one of Europe’s largest fishing vessels. For five and a half days Greenpeace activists prevented the vessel from departing to...

Greenpeace welcomes carbon price – but more to do to secure a clean energy future

Press release | 1 July, 2012 at 0:01

Sunday 1 July 2012: Greenpeace Australia Pacific today welcomed the coming into force of the carbon price, but warned there is still more to do to ensure Australia moves to a low carbon future and contributes to international efforts to avoid...

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...

Live action: Greenpeace stops super trawler en route to Australia

Press release | 28 June, 2012 at 10:35

Thursday 28 June 2012: Early this morning Greenpeace climbers and divers stopped one of the world’s largest and most destructive super trawlers – the FV Margiris – from leaving its berth in the Dutch port of Ijmuiden, en route to Australia.

Business as usual as Reef fears escalate

Press release | 25 June, 2012 at 10:55

Greenpeace today released a list of coal terminal projects that have been able to proceed through the environmental approval process despite United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) “extreme concern” for the...

Coal ports advance on Reef despite UNESCO concerns

Press release | 19 June, 2012 at 16:36

Only three weeks after UNESCO issued an urgent warning on the threats to the Great Barrier Reef from industrial development, Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, is pushing ahead with the approval process for the controversial Hancock coal...

Investors in Australian mega coal mine proposal warned of risks

Press release | 8 June, 2012 at 14:36

This morning financial analysts across India woke up to find a huge full-page ad aimed squarely at them, warning "don't sink your profits on the Great Barrier Reef." The Asian Financial Times carried a full page investor alert advertisement on...

Tasmanian Conservation Trust, Australian Marine Conservation Society & Greenpeace on...

Press release | 8 June, 2012 at 13:13

Friday 8 June: Fishermen and environment groups are gravely concerned at plans announced by Seafish on Tuesday to bring one of the world’s largest and most destructive fishing trawlers, FV Margiris, to Tasmania and are calling on the Federal...

Burke needs to “stop the clock” on all new major industrial developments

Press release | 5 June, 2012 at 12:37

Sydney 5th of June 2012: Greenpeace welcomes Environment Minister, Tony Burke’s decision to “stop the clock” on the GVK/Gina Rinehart Alpha mine project approval process and slammed political interference in the Queensland State approval process.

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