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Activists halt Whitehaven’s ‘gentle’ bulldozers

Press release | 30 May, 2014 at 13:22

30 May, 2014 Sydney/Maules Creek: Greenpeace has today intervened to stop Whitehaven Coal controversially razing Leard State Forest. This afternoon at 13.00, a number of activists entered the threatened forest and headed into the canopy to halt...

Deutsche Bank pulls funding for coal ports on Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 23 May, 2014 at 11:00

Germany, 23 May 2014: The Australian Environment Minister has been put on notice, says Greenpeace, after one of the world’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, pulled back from funding Abbot Point coal expansion at its Annual General Meeting last night...

Coal industry gets preferential treatment from Baird government

Press release | 15 May, 2014 at 8:25

Sydney, Thursday 15 May 2014

QLD Government decision to approve Carmichael mine damages climate, biodiversity and...

Press release | 8 May, 2014 at 13:26

Sydney, 8 May 2014: The Queensland government’s approval of the Carmichael coal and rail development, set to be one of the largest single coal mines in the world, is a bankrupt decision which will cripple water resources, destroy threatened...

Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30’ activists trying to block Russian Arctic oil tanker in...

Press release | 1 May, 2014 at 17:23

Rotterdam/Sydney, 1st of May 2014 - A group of 80 activists supported by the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior are attempting to stop the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov from delivering the first oil from a controversial drilling platform in the...

Public thirst for Cash for Containers leads governments into voter danger

Press release | 30 April, 2014 at 13:14

The Boomerang Alliance, a coalition of 28 environment groups, says the continued lack of action at a national or state level on cash for containers after a meeting of Environment Ministers on Tuesday, is setting the scene for a ‘Fail’ come...

NSW Premier Baird should sidestep lobbyists and commit to Cash for Containers

Press release | 29 April, 2014 at 6:21

In advance of a meeting today of all Environment Ministers set to consider a 10 cent cash for containers scheme, a coalition of 28 environment groups, including Clean Up Australia and Greenpeace, are calling on the NSW Premier Mike Baird and his...

NSW Govt Community Cabinet @ Casula: Campaign for Cash 4 Containers

Press release | 7 April, 2014 at 10:52

With NSW’s commitment to a 10c Cash for Containers recycling scheme set to be decided within a matter of days, and all Environment Ministers due to meet to discuss it in April, local residents and campaigners will use the opportunity of the...

Civil society acts as the IPCC reports

Press release | 31 March, 2014 at 8:02

Maules Creek, Monday 31st March 2014: As the global community comes to terms with the dire warning delivered today by the latest report into the impacts of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), over 150 people...

‘Arctic 30’ activists and freelance journalists jailed in Russia to take case to...

Press release | 18 March, 2014 at 9:42

Amsterdam/Sydney 18 March 2014 --- The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ yesterday, including Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon...

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