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Super trawler threat demands permanent ban

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 17:34

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has welcomed Prime Minister Abbott's statement that the Margiris super trawler "will stay banned" and has called on him to table legislation to permanently ban all super trawlers in all Australian waters.

Senate Inquiry means work must stop at Maules Creek and on projects threatening the...

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 16:07

4 March, 2014: In light of today’s announcement concerning a Senate Inquiry into the use of environmental offsets and the integrity of the process, Greenpeace is calling on the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, to order all work on Whitehaven’s...

FOI docs reveal Minister Hunt ignored GBRMPA advice to not dredge and dump on Reef

Press release | 3 March, 2014 at 6:28

Sydney, 3 March 2013: New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show the Federal Environment Minister Mr Greg Hunt ignored clear advice from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) that dredging and dumping...

Clean up Australia Day: Boomerang Alliance demands action on Cash for Containers

Press release | 1 March, 2014 at 11:46

With Clean Up Australia Day tomorrow (Sunday 2 March), the Boomerang Alliance, consisting of 27 environment groups including Clean Up Australia, Greenpeace and the Total Environment Centre, are calling on state and federal governments to...

Court challenge to Great Barrier Reef dredge dumping permit

Press release | 27 February, 2014 at 14:30

Brisbane, Thursday 27 February 2013: A challenge has been lodged in the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal against the granting of a sea-dumping permit for the dredging operation to expand the Abbot Point coal port at Abbot Point, beside...

Another company withdraws from Australia’s Abbot Point coal port expansion: Indian...

Press release | 26 February, 2014 at 17:22

Brisbane, Australia 26 February 2014. One of the world’s largest infrastructure developers, Lend Lease has announced that it has pulled out of the highly contentious AP-X coal terminal at Abbot Point in Queensland, alongside Australia’s World...

Release full report of probity inquiry into Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority...

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 19:25

Following the Environment Minister Greg Hunt's late afternoon media statement releasing key findings of an inquiry into potential conflicts of interest involving two board members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Greenpeace Reef...

Top model Laura Wells joins #trashyselfie campaign on Clean Up Australia Day

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 14:42

Environmental scientist and top model Laura Wells is calling on Australians to take a #trashyselfie of themselves holding used drink containers as part of Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Day, for a social media campaign aimed at State Premiers...

'Threatened Species Protection Unit' steps in between endangered species and...

Press release | 20 February, 2014 at 9:14

Thursday 20 February, 2014: Greenpeace’s ‘Threatened Species Protection Unit’ has entered the Leard State Forest – proposed site for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine - to document endangered species omitted by proponents, Whitehaven Coal,...

Self destruction on renewable energy

Press release | 17 February, 2014 at 15:46

Monday 17 February, 2014: Following today’s announcement of the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), Greenpeace is calling on the Government to dramatically increase its clean energy ambitions.

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