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Arctic 30 Australian Colin Russell detained until February by Russian court

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 9:14

SYDNEY, 10PM MONDAY 18 November - In breaking news a court in St Petersburg has ruled that a Greenpeace International activist Australian Colin Russell could remain in jail in Russia until at least February.

Greenpeace Arctic30: Family of Australian Colin Russell visit Parliament, call on...

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 14:49

Canberra, 18 November 2014.On the day Tasmanian Colin Russell will be in a St Petersburg court for a hearing to determine if his pre-trial detention will be extended for three months, his wife and daughter joined Independent Member for Denison Mr...

Industrial fishing in the Pacific is out of control: Greenpeace

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 6:58

Suva, 18 November, 2013 – Comprehensive measures need to be put in place to reduce fishing capacity to save the region’s tuna fisheries, Greenpeace Australia Pacific urged in a new report launched today.


Press release | 16 November, 2013 at 12:28

16 November 2013, Sydney/Amsterdam. Family of Australian Colin Russell and Manly resident Alex Harris today expressed their dismay at news that Russia’s Investigative Committee yesterday announced that it will apply for a 3 month extension to the...

MEDIA CONFERENCE SYD 10.20AM: 3 mth pre-trial detention extension for Greenpeace...

Press release | 16 November, 2013 at 6:50

MEDIA ALERT - BREAKING NEWS: Family of Greenpeace Arctic30 will react to breaking news that Russia’s Investigative Committee yesterday announced it will apply for a three-month extension to the detention of the Arctic 30 which includes Australian...

No place for dodgy coal companies in Australia

Press release | 15 November, 2013 at 12:00

Brisbane, 15 November 2013: Greenpeace is calling on Environment Minister Greg Hunt to rule out allowing Adani to develop its T0 coal terminal in the sensitive Great Barrier Reef and their mega coal mine in the Galilee Basin after new revelations...

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney publishes letter to Putin calling for release of Arctic 30

Press release | 15 November, 2013 at 10:18

Sydney/Amsterdam 15 November 2013 - Sir Paul McCartney yesterday published his personal correspondence to Vladimir Putin, in which the ex-Beatle calls for the Arctic 30 to be reunited with their families.

Greenpeace and family of Arctic30 Tasmanian Colin Russell welcome TAS Parliament motion

Press release | 13 November, 2013 at 15:53

The Greens, Labor and Liberal parties have passed a motion in the Tasmanian parliament calling on the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to act to secure the release of Tasmanian Colin Russell and the ‘Arctic 30’ - a group of Greenpeace...

Abbott’s scorched earth climate policy

Press release | 13 November, 2013 at 10:35

Wednesday 13 November, 2013: Greenpeace is accusing the Coalition of running a scorched earth policy on climate change following today’s tabling of legislation to ditch the carbon price despite having no credible alternative.

Greenpeace Arctic 30 arrive in St Petersburg

Press release | 13 November, 2013 at 6:12

Sydney/Amsterdam, 13 November 2013 – The train carrying 30 men and women detained after a peaceful protest at a Gazprom Arctic oil platform arrived yesterday in St Petersburg. Greenpeace International confirms the train arrived at St Petersburg’s...

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