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Greenpeace calls on Senate to reject lawfare moves

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 12:20

Sydney, 25 October 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO, David Ritter, today called on members of the Australian Senate to reject any attempt to reduce access to justice for people who care about nature and the climate.

Historic lawsuit on Arctic oil drilling gives Australia pause for thought

Press release | 18 October, 2016 at 20:33

Oslo, 18 October 2016 – An unprecedented legal case was filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.

Greenpeace welcomes BP's withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight

Press release | 11 October, 2016 at 13:58

Sydney, 11 October 2016 – Responding to BP’s decision to abandon its oil exploration program in the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Nathaniel Pelle, said:

Critical infrastructure status for Carmichael absurd and indefensible

Press release | 10 October, 2016 at 10:47

Brisbane, 10 October 2016 – The Queensland government’s decision to list the Carmichael coal mine as “critical infrastructure” is absurd and indefensible, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

New Bight oil permit makes mockery of crucial debate

Press release | 7 October, 2016 at 17:28

Today’s announcement of a new oil exploration permit off South Australia - and the prospect of several other oilfields opening up - heightens the debate over BP’s controversial 2016 drilling plans in the Great Australian Bight.

BP's Bight plans just too dangerous to be approved

Press release | 28 September, 2016 at 15:30

Sydney, 28 September 2016 - The latest knockback to BP’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight signals their project is full of holes and too dangerous to be approved, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Reef 2050 plan not fit for purpose, says Greenpeace

Press release | 28 September, 2016 at 11:35

Brisbane, 28 September 2016 – Responding to the Queensland government's Reef 2050 plan progress report, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

$40m settlement for Chinese ship’s reef damage ‘woefully inadequate’, says Greenpeace

Press release | 19 September, 2016 at 17:53

Brisbane, 19 Sep 2016 – Responding to the $39.3m settlement the Australian government has reached with the owners of the Shen Neng 1 Chinese coal carrier that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef six years ago, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s...

Australia still on dangerous path to another Deepwater Horizon

Press release | 16 September, 2016 at 17:11

16 September 2016 - Today’s decision by Australia’s oil regulator, NOPSEMA, to delay a decision on BP’s Great Australian Bight oil exploration plans shows the inherent dangers of a doomed project, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Time for BP to come clean on Bight plans

Press release | 12 September, 2016 at 15:53

Sydney, 12 September 2016: Australia’s oil regulator and petroleum giant BP have failed to publicly address a major drilling safety issue, another sign that exploration in the Great Australian Bight is too dangerous and should be abandoned, said...

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