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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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.

Damning UNESCO Reef verdict puts spotlight on coal ports

Press release | 2 June, 2012 at 8:56

Sydney. Saturday 2nd June 2012: 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...

Greenpeace calls on Premier Newman to dump Seeney over Rinehart mine debacle

Press release | 1 June, 2012 at 16:59

1st June 2012: Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney is likely to be forced into an embarrassing back down this afternoon after revelations of ineptitude and political interference in the environmental assessment of Gina Rinehart’s Alpha coal project in the...

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...

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