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Greenpeace issues warning over ship with radioactive waste en route to Australia

Press release | 16 October, 2015 at 14:34

Sydney, 16 October 2015 - A cargo ship with sub-par safety standards that is carrying nuclear waste and bound for Australia is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, Greenpeace Australia Pacific warned today.

Reapproval of Carmichael mine ‘a bad idea on every level’

Press release | 15 October, 2015 at 15:14

Brisbane, 15 October, 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today condemned the federal government’s decision to reissue approval for the biggest new coal mine in Australia — Adani’s highly controversial 28,000-hectare Carmichael coal mine in...

46,000-strong petition adds to growing calls for better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 October, 2015 at 11:10

Sydney, 15 October 2015 - A petition to the Australian Senate with over 46,000 signatures calling for better seafood labelling shows consumers are increasingly worried they don’t have enough information about what they are eating, Greenpeace...

Time for Turnbull govt to abandon unpopular environmental law change

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 10:57

Sydney, 13 October 2015 - The government knows it is on shaky ground over attempts to weaken Australia’s environmental protection law and should just abandon the effort completely, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace welcomes indications govt will not subsidise Adani

Press release | 9 October, 2015 at 15:41

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to comments from Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg that Adani has to ‘stand on its own two feet’ and that its operations are not a priority project under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF), the...

Global coral bleaching is an urgent warning to stop coal activity near Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 9 October, 2015 at 9:36

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to news about the massive global coral bleaching event under way that will also affect the Great Barrier Reef, Emma Gibson, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Head of Program said:

Greenpeace calls for better Australian car emissions standards after VW scandal

Press release | 8 October, 2015 at 9:40

Sydney, 08 October 2015 - The Volkswagen car pollution scandal is exposing weaknesses in Australia’s vehicle emissions regulations, which must be more stringent to protect the environment and people’s health and safety, Greenpeace Australia...

Greenpeace calls for transparency on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Press release | 6 October, 2015 at 11:08

Sydney, 6 October 2015 - Responding to this morning’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement announcement, Emma Gibson, Head of Program for Greenpeace Australia Pacific said:

Taiwan faces EU sanctions over illegal fishing

Press release | 2 October, 2015 at 11:01

Sydney, 2 October 2015 – A European warning to Taiwan for failing to manage its fleet’s fishing activities in the Pacific and other oceans and curb illegal fishing is a welcome step forward in the protection of fish stocks plundered by distant...

Pacific nations skirt transshipment ban calls

Press release | 1 October, 2015 at 11:48

Palau, 30 September 2015 - Pacific nations meeting on fish stock protection failed to make headway on the scourge of pirate fishing after discussions foundered over a ban on vessels transferring their catch to other ships at sea, Greenpeace said...

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