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Government still intent on destroying Reef

Press release | 11 March, 2015 at 16:01

Brisbane, 11 March 2015: New revised plans to dredge a million tonnes of seafloor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area remain unacceptable, Greenpeace says.

Promised food labelling laws still a bit fishy

Press release | 26 February, 2015 at 12:42

Thursday 26 February 2015, Sydney: Greenpeace welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Tony Abbott to toughen up country of origin labelling laws, but warned against leaving Australians in the dark about what fish they’re eating.

Coal ships and the Great Barrier Reef are a recipe for disaster says Greenpeace

Press release | 16 February, 2015 at 13:58

Sydney, 16 February 2015: Greenpeace says the weekend arrest of Taiwanese captain for steering his coal ship through the reef without a pilot shows that while there's coal ships going through the Great Barrier Reef there is the risk of serious...

University of Sydney decision on fossil fuel divestment leaves questions unanswered

Press release | 9 February, 2015 at 10:49

Sydney, 09 February 2015: Greenpeace welcomes today’s announcement by the University of Sydney to reduce the carbon intensity of its investments, but calls on the University to disclose the full details of its policy and move decisively away from...

Adani’s Great Barrier Reef port linked to offshore tax haven

Press release | 7 February, 2015 at 10:06

Brisbane, 07 February 2015: Greenpeace is demanding an investigation into coal giant Adani’s suitability to operate in Queensland following explosive revelations surrounding the ownership of the controversial Abbot Point coal port in the heart of...

New poll: Reef and coal key concerns for outback Queensland

Press release | 29 January, 2015 at 15:58

Brisbane, 29 January 2015: As regional candidates Lawrence Springborg, Fiona Simpson and Jeff Seeney look increasingly likely to be leading the state after Saturday’s election, a new poll shows that the future of the Great Barrier Reef is a key...

QLD Labor scraps handouts to coal billionaire

Press release | 14 January, 2015 at 15:59

Brisbane, 14 January 2015: Greenpeace has welcomed Queensland Labor’s election promise to scrap handouts to coal billionaire Adani, labelling Premier Campbell Newman’s coal plans as “pure madness.” However, Greenpeace cautioned that both major...

All eyes on Minister Hunt as Reef dredging decision falls due

Press release | 18 December, 2014 at 14:33

Thursday, 18 December, Brisbane: Environment Minister Greg Hunt faces a make or break decision for the Great Barrier Reef over the next few weeks, as the public comment period on controversial dredging and dumping in the heart of the Great...

First coal from Whitehaven mine: 18 months late, $4B lost, train blocked

Press release | 15 December, 2014 at 11:28

As UN global climate talks conclude in Lima, a non-violent direct action has halted the first train load of coal coming from the controversial Maules Creek coal mine, on its way to Newcastle’s Kooragang Island coal export terminals.

Why is Minister Hunt rushing Reef destruction plans?

Press release | 10 December, 2014 at 10:53

Brisbane, 10 December 2014: Greenpeace is shocked that Environment Minister Greg Hunt is fast-tracking destructive coal port plans which endanger the Great Barrier Reef. Minister Hunt has allowed just ten days for public comment on proposals to...

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