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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Mega mine approval an environmental catastrophe

Press release | 23 August, 2012 at 15:25

23 August 2012: Greenpeace today slammed the approval by Minister Tony Burke of Gina Rinehart’s controversial Alpha Coal Project. If built, it would be as big as any coal mine operating in Australia, and would be the first of the proposed mega...

Super trawler subsidies revealed

Press release | 22 August, 2012 at 14:59

Sydney, Wednesday 22 August 2012: Greenpeace has revealed that the company behind the super trawler Margiris is being heavily subsidised by EU taxpayers.

Super trawler threatens coastal communities from Perth to Brisbane

Press release | 7 August, 2012 at 9:45

Call for super trawlers to be banned across Australia

Up for Grabs - Greatest land grab in PNG history exposedUp for Grabs - Greatest land...

Press release | 30 July, 2012 at 17:11

Sydney/PNG, Monday 30 July, 2012: A new report, released today by Greenpeace, details the failings of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government and the conflicts of interest that have allowed 5.1 million hectares of customary land in PNG to be given...

Greenpeace delight at cancelled coal funding

Press release | 27 July, 2012 at 15:30

Friday, 27 July 2012: Greenpeace has reacted with delight at the cancellation of $100 million in public funds to a proposed HRL dirty coal-fired power station and is calling on the owners of the project to withdraw their proposal altogether.

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.

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