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. 

Our latest media releases are shown below in date order, most recent at the start of the list. Use the Categories drop down menu to sort the list into specific topics. If you can't find what you're looking for give us a call on one of the numbers shown on the right.

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Boom Goes the Reef

Press release | 1 March, 2012 at 11:28

New Greenpeace report exposes how Australia's coal boom threatens the Great Barrier Reef

Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested for Shell Arctic drillship occupationActivists...

Press release | 27 February, 2012 at 10:28

Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was...


Press release | 24 February, 2012 at 9:32

Auckland, 24 February 2012 — New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless — star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess — joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where...

Greenpeace welcomes China’s courageous stand on GM crops

Press release | 23 February, 2012 at 16:23

Earlier this week the Chinese State Council released a draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically modified (GM) grain seeds. The draft...

Greenpeace calls for immediate halt to new approvals during Great Barrier Reef...

Press release | 20 February, 2012 at 10:25

Sunday February 19, Sydney: Greenpeace welcomes yesterday's announcement of a comprehensive strategic assessment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area by Federal and State Governments, but warns that it will be an empty gesture without an...

Media statement on the ISAAA GM Crop Lobby 2012 Report

Press release | 8 February, 2012 at 13:03

Wednesday 8 February 2012, Sydney: Greenpeace responded today to a report on the perceived success of genetically modified (GM) crops around the world, which was published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech...

Minister Ferguson must clarify over spying allegations

Press release | 10 January, 2012 at 14:21

Sydney, Monday 9 January, 2012: Greenpeace is calling on Energy Minister Martin Ferguson to give a full clarification and the release of all materials relating to the surveillance activities carried out against Greenpeace and other environmental...

Wildlife threat after Christmas Island spill

Press release | 10 January, 2012 at 13:53

Sydney, Tuesday 10 January, 2012: Greenpeace is calling on the Australian Government to dramatically tighten maritime safely regulations following the sinking of a phosphate ship on the coast of Christmas Island.

Government must block biggest ever Australian mega mine proposal

Press release | 19 December, 2011 at 10:54

Monday December 19, Sydney: With the submission process closing on 19 December, Greenpeace is calling on the Government to reject the application for what would be Australia’s biggest coal mine, proposed in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

ANZ faces new alliance at AGM on the issue of carbon risk

Press release | 16 December, 2011 at 10:03

Darling Harbour, Sydney 16 December 2011: Today a new alliance of polar bears, Greenpeace volunteers and ANZ shareholders joined forces at the bank’s AGM to demand CEO, Mike Smith, come clean on the bank’s new energy policy and its associated...

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