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Greenpeace Arctic 30 Australian Colin Russell returns home to Tassie

Press release | 3 January, 2014 at 6:25

Sydney 3 January 2014: Last night at 22.55, Tasmanian Colin Russell touched down in Hobart after spending more than 100 days in Russian captivity following a peaceful protest by Greenpeace in the Arctic against oil drilling.

Australian Colin Russell and family depart Russia

Press release | 28 December, 2013 at 7:46

Saturday 28 December: Overnight, accompanied by his wife Chrissie and daughter Maddie, Australian Colin Russell left St. Petersburg bound for Amsterdam en route to Hobart.

100 days after they were seized, Arctic 30 are leaving Russia

Press release | 27 December, 2013 at 19:37

St Petersburg/Sydney, 27 December 2013 – The Arctic 30 are going home. A plane carrying five Britons and a Canadian took off shortly after 11:30 am local time from St Petersburg airport, heading for Paris. On board are Anthony Perrett, Phil...

First of the Arctic 30 leaves Russia

Press release | 27 December, 2013 at 11:03

Sydney, 27 December 2013 - The Arctic 30 are leaving Russia. Swedish activist Dima Litvinov was the first to head for the border, departing Russia by train late yesterday afternoon and arriving in Finland around 5am this morning (EST).

First case dropped against Arctic 30 activist, exit visa sought

Press release | 25 December, 2013 at 6:17

Sydney, St Petersburg, 25 December 2013 – UK national Anthony Perrett yesterday became the first Arctic 30 activist to have the criminal case against him dropped. He has now requested an exit visa from the Federal Migration Service to allow him...

Giving Greg Hunt the big picture

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 10:25

What: Greenpeace and local Flinders residents will today deliver a stunning framed photo of the Great Barrier Reef to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, to serve as a permanent and timely reminder of what he is charged to protect.

Russian parliament adopts amnesty for Arctic 30 - official

Press release | 19 December, 2013 at 6:55

Sydney/Amsterdam, 19 December 2013. The Russian parliament yesterday formally adopted an amnesty that will end legal proceedings against the Arctic 30, which includes Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon...

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 20:01

Sydney/Amsterdam, 18 December 2013 - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic, including Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon Beauchamp (Adelaide), have...

Protestors take ANZ’s AGM by storm, highlighting fossil fuel investment risks

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 14:27

BRISBANE, 18 DECEMBER: Shareholders and bank executives will be left in no doubt about the bank’s position as number one financer of coal mines in Australia and its position as the world’s 19th largest climate offender as they made their way into...

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 5:30

Sydney/ Amsterdam, 18 December 2013. A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) today could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30, which includes Tasmanian Colin Russell and Australian permanent residents Alex Harris...

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