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Governments prove they can’t be trusted with environment

Press release | 20 August, 2015 at 14:03

Sydney, 20 August, 2015: For immediate release The Federal and Queensland governments’ decision to push ahead with dredging the sea floor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for a coal port expansion at Abbot Point illustrates why they...

Tax dodging fossil fuel industry has too much power over Abbott government

Press release | 17 August, 2015 at 11:58

Sydney, 17 August 2015: Greenpeace have today said the Abbott government needs to stop trying to silence environment groups while mining companies are permitted to get away with tax minimisation.

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 12:15

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

Government to put food industry lobby before consumers on labelling vote?

Press release | 12 August, 2015 at 10:51

Sydney, 12 August 2015: As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill that would require restaurants to tell customers where their seafood comes from, Greenpeace research reveals the lobby groups opposed to country of origin labelling gave nearly $850...

BREAKING - Major international bank ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier...

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 16:22

A major UK bank has announced today it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace and other organisations.

Australians not fooled by abysmal emissions target

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 16:18

The Abbott government's abysmal post-2020 greenhouse emissions reduction target is a blow to ordinary Australians, and shows how national policy has become tainted by fossil fuel industry interests, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Carmichael, the ‘unbankable mine’ loses its only Australian bank

Press release | 6 August, 2015 at 15:18

Sydney, August 5, 2015 – The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s decision to walk away from the proposed Carmichael mega coal mine in Queensland is the right choice, environmentally and financially, Greenpeace said today.

Greg Hunt, do the right thing and ditch Carmichael

Press release | 5 August, 2015 at 12:32

Sydney, 5 August, 2015 - Environment Minister Greg Hunt should seize a landmark opportunity to permanently ditch plans for the Carmichael mine in Queensland after the Federal Court overturned the mine's approval today, Greenpeace Australia...

Adani’s Carmichael project flailing

Press release | 3 August, 2015 at 16:48

August 3, 2015: Media reports that Indian company Adani has stood down the majority of its workers in Queensland is yet another clear sign the Carmichael coal mine project is going nowhere, Greenpeace said today.

Consumers left in the dark over unsustainable food imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 14:38

Sydney, 22 July 2015: Consumers have been left in the dark over unsustainable food imports with the release of new country of origin labels that fall far short of government promises to help people make informed choices, Greenpeace Australia...

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