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Release full report of probity inquiry into Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority...

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 19:25

Following the Environment Minister Greg Hunt's late afternoon media statement releasing key findings of an inquiry into potential conflicts of interest involving two board members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Greenpeace Reef...

Top model Laura Wells joins #trashyselfie campaign on Clean Up Australia Day

Press release | 24 February, 2014 at 14:42

Environmental scientist and top model Laura Wells is calling on Australians to take a #trashyselfie of themselves holding used drink containers as part of Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Day, for a social media campaign aimed at State Premiers...

'Threatened Species Protection Unit' steps in between endangered species and...

Press release | 20 February, 2014 at 9:14

Thursday 20 February, 2014: Greenpeace’s ‘Threatened Species Protection Unit’ has entered the Leard State Forest – proposed site for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine - to document endangered species omitted by proponents, Whitehaven Coal,...

Self destruction on renewable energy

Press release | 17 February, 2014 at 15:46

Monday 17 February, 2014: Following today’s announcement of the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), Greenpeace is calling on the Government to dramatically increase its clean energy ambitions.

Aboriginal Elders, farmers, conservationists and religious leaders make history to...

Press release | 13 February, 2014 at 15:12

13th February, 2014, Sydney/Gunnedah. Greenpeace will today join forces with the Traditional Owners of the Leard forest, local farmers, religious leaders represented by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) and...

Iconic Maules Creek campaign gets boost with national group CEOs pledging full support

Press release | 10 February, 2014 at 12:17

Monday 10 February 2014: In a dramatic upscaling of events, a coalition has been formed to prevent Mark Vaile’s Whitehaven Coal, from destroying the last remaining forest of its kind and to stop the construction of what would be the largest new...

Govt report whitewashes damage to Great Barrier Reef to avoid World Heritage ‘In...

Press release | 2 February, 2014 at 17:07

Greenpeace Australia Pacific says the Abbott government’s claim that it is making progress in managing and protecting the reef flies in the face of recent approvals of massive coal and gas developments that will damage the reef.

Green light to Reef dumping a disgrace - but conditions will delay coal port plans

Press release | 31 January, 2014 at 14:46

Brisbane, 30 January 2014. Greenpeace says the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority approval of a permit to dump spoil on the Reef is another hit for the World Heritage listed site which will increase the likelihood that UNESCO lists it as ‘in...

Reef dumping permit application should be rejected: Greenpeace

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 12:12

Brisbane, 30 January 2014. Greenpeace says dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef is like dumping rubbish in the Grand Canyon, and would be an international embarrassment.

Port authority should withdraw application to dump dredge spoil on WW2 plane wreck:...

Press release | 16 January, 2014 at 14:01

Greenpeace is today calling on North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to withdraw its application for a permit to dump 3-million cubic metres of dredge spoil near a WW2 plane wreck where 14 servicemen lost their lives.

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