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Tassie Greenpeace worker writes of life in Russian detention

Press release | 4 November, 2013 at 8:59

Sydney: 3 November 2013 - The first personal letters from 59 year old Tasmanian Colin Russell from Tasmania to his wife Christine Russell and daughter Madeleine in Woodbridge have been publicly released by Greenpeace Australia. The letters...

Approval of Galilee mega mine leaves Reef strategy in tatters

Press release | 3 November, 2013 at 16:31

Sydney 3rd November 2013: Last Friday evening, the same day Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, launched the government’s draft Strategic Assessment of the Great Barrier Reef, the same Minister quietly approved a massive new coal mine that...

Greenpeace "Arctic30" being moved to St Petersburg, Piracy charges not withdrawn

Press release | 2 November, 2013 at 7:53

Sydney/Amsterdam, 2 November: Greenpeace International understands from diplomatic sources that the thirty men and women detained by Russia following a peaceful protest against an Arctic oil platform are being moved from a detention centre in...

Tasmanian Colin Russell’s wife pleads for Foreign Minister to visit Russia

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 9:20

Greenpeace has called on the Abbott government to express concern directly to President Vladimir Putin about the fate of an Australian Greenpeace activist facing years in jail in Russia for a protest against Arctic oil drilling, taking the lead...

Greenpeace welcomes probity inquiry but urges Hunt to widen scope

Press release | 30 October, 2013 at 9:53

Sydney Wednesday 29th November, 2013: Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, that he had ordered a probity inquiry into the revelations contained in last night’s ABC 7.30 Report.

Greenpeace: Tasmanian Colin Russell formally charged with hooliganism in Russia

Press release | 29 October, 2013 at 12:21

Sydney, 29 October 2013. Yesterday in Murmansk, Russia, 58 year old Tasmanian Colin Russell was formally charged with hooliganism. New pictures released by Greenpeace show him led by balaclava-clad police escorts to the Investigative Committee in...

EU voices concern for Arctic 30 detainees, formal charges of hooliganism laid

Press release | 28 October, 2013 at 12:54

Sydney/Amsterdam, 25 October 2013 – Russian authorities yesterday formally charged a Greenpeace International activist with hooliganism, a crime that carries a maximum seven year jail term and has been described by the European Parliament as a...

Letter to Sydney from Greenpeace worker in Russian jail

Press release | 28 October, 2013 at 12:51

Sydney, 27 October 2013: Australian permanent resident 27 year old Alexandra Harris, employed by Greenpeace Australia and now detained in Russia, has written her first letter to her manager in Sydney.

Greenpeace responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | 24 October, 2013 at 11:11

Sydney/Amsterdam, October 24 2013: Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia made this statement.

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 October, 2013 at 12:12

Sydney, Jakarta, 22 October, 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

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