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Cut it out Lynham: Don’t dredge the Great Barrier Reef for Abbot Point

Press release | 17 December, 2015 at 11:30

Brisbane, 17 December 2015 - Days before a Federal Government decision on dredging in the Great Barrier Reef area, Greenpeace has called on Queensland mines minister, Anthony Lynham, to cut up any dredging paperwork he receives and save the Reef.

Turnbull to raise whaling with Japan after growing public pressure

Press release | 16 December, 2015 at 12:30

Sydney, December 16 2015 – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement today that he will raise whaling with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe needs to be more than just diplomatic rhetoric, and must develop into a plan of action...

Australian climate policy courage needed

Press release | 13 December, 2015 at 12:14

Sydney, 13 December 2015 - Commenting on Australia's negotiating position at Paris after the release of the final draft from the UN climate talks, David Ritter, Greenpeace Australia Pacific's Chief Executive Officer, said:

What the Westpac fossil fuel policy means for Qld & the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 11:26

Brisbane, 11 December 2015 – Westpac Bank’s announcement today of its intention to limit investment in fossil fuels is a warning to the Queensland Government not to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Greenpeace Australia...

Australia lacking commitment to Pacific Nations at UN climate talks

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 11:12

Sydney, 10 December 2015 - Australia is failing its Pacific island neighbours at the United Nations climate negotiations with its lack of concrete support for a Pacific-friendly agreement, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Key Pacific fisheries meeting fails to stop overfishing

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 11:47

Bali, 9 December 2015 - A key Pacific fisheries meeting has failed to protect oceans from overfishing after a series of deadlocks in talks over stopping illegal and damaging fishing practices, Greenpeace International said today.

Seven in ten Australians reject international nuclear waste dump in Australia

Press release | 5 December, 2015 at 8:20

Sydney, 5 December 2015 – As Australia prepares today to receive a shipment of its own reprocessed nuclear waste that still contains plutonium, a poll has shown that nearly three quarters of Australians oppose plans to store nuclear waste for...

Greenpeace finds nuclear waste headed to Australia classified as high-level waste by...

Press release | 2 December, 2015 at 6:30

Sydney, 2 December 2015 – Nuclear waste returning to Australia this weekend by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia’s claims over its radioactivity, a Greenpeace report has found.

Labor’s emissions target a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 13:03

Sydney, 27 November 2015 - Greenpeace has welcomed Labor leader Bill Shorten’s promise to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 is a good first step, but says more needs to be done.

Greenpeace calls for investigation into top Australian coal companies over climate risk

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 15:33

Sydney, 19 November 2015 - Greenpeace International is calling for an Australian government investigation into coal companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange after finding most of them have not disclosed the risks to their business...

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