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Nuclear option nonsensical, given Australia’s abundant renewable energy

Press release | 28 October, 2015 at 12:46

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed a call from Australia’s next Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, for a renewed debate on the option of nuclear power as part of the country’s energy future.

Greenpeace warns EU to maintain pressure on Taiwan over illegal fishing

Press release | 28 October, 2015 at 12:38

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - The European Union must maintain pressure on Taiwan to clean up its fisheries industry after the government imposed a weak penalty on a Taiwanese fishing longliner with illegally caught tuna and shark fins in the Pacific...

Qld govt keen to dredge Reef World Heritage Area for a coal mine

Press release | 26 October, 2015 at 15:20

Brisbane, October 27, 2015 - The Queensland government today moved a step closer to putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by lodging paperwork with the Federal Government to dredge the sea floor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for...

Greenpeace demands details on Carmichael loophole

Press release | 19 October, 2015 at 10:40

Brisbane, 20 October 2015 - Greenpeace today challenged Environment Minister Greg Hunt to reveal who wrote the conditions for approval of Adani's Carmichael megamine after revelations they can be changed by the coal company.

Greenpeace issues warning over ship with radioactive waste en route to Australia

Press release | 15 October, 2015 at 15:34

Sydney, 16 October 2015 - A cargo ship with sub-par safety standards that is carrying nuclear waste and bound for Australia is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, Greenpeace Australia Pacific warned today.

Reapproval of Carmichael mine ‘a bad idea on every level’

Press release | 14 October, 2015 at 16:14

Brisbane, 15 October, 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today condemned the federal government’s decision to reissue approval for the biggest new coal mine in Australia — Adani’s highly controversial 28,000-hectare Carmichael coal mine in...

46,000-strong petition adds to growing calls for better seafood labelling

Press release | 14 October, 2015 at 12:10

Sydney, 15 October 2015 - A petition to the Australian Senate with over 46,000 signatures calling for better seafood labelling shows consumers are increasingly worried they don’t have enough information about what they are eating, Greenpeace...

Time for Turnbull govt to abandon unpopular environmental law change

Press release | 12 October, 2015 at 11:57

Sydney, 13 October 2015 - The government knows it is on shaky ground over attempts to weaken Australia’s environmental protection law and should just abandon the effort completely, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace welcomes indications govt will not subsidise Adani

Press release | 8 October, 2015 at 16:41

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to comments from Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg that Adani has to ‘stand on its own two feet’ and that its operations are not a priority project under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF), the...

Global coral bleaching is an urgent warning to stop coal activity near Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 8 October, 2015 at 10:36

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to news about the massive global coral bleaching event under way that will also affect the Great Barrier Reef, Emma Gibson, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Head of Program said:

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