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All eyes on Minister Hunt as Reef dredging decision falls due

Press release | 18 December, 2014 at 14:33

Thursday, 18 December, Brisbane: Environment Minister Greg Hunt faces a make or break decision for the Great Barrier Reef over the next few weeks, as the public comment period on controversial dredging and dumping in the heart of the Great...

First coal from Whitehaven mine: 18 months late, $4B lost, train blocked

Press release | 15 December, 2014 at 11:28

As UN global climate talks conclude in Lima, a non-violent direct action has halted the first train load of coal coming from the controversial Maules Creek coal mine, on its way to Newcastle’s Kooragang Island coal export terminals.

Why is Minister Hunt rushing Reef destruction plans?

Press release | 10 December, 2014 at 10:53

Brisbane, 10 December 2014: Greenpeace is shocked that Environment Minister Greg Hunt is fast-tracking destructive coal port plans which endanger the Great Barrier Reef. Minister Hunt has allowed just ten days for public comment on proposals to...

Worlds’ largest private-sector coal miner dumped by Norway’s largest pension fund

Press release | 2 December, 2014 at 12:27

December 2, 2014, Sydney: Norway’s largest pension fund manager, KLP, announced it will dump investments in 27 coal companies overnight, including shares in Peabody Energy Corp – the world's largest private-sector coal company with extensive...

Greenpeace ramps up Sydney Uni divestment push

Press release | 20 November, 2014 at 6:55

Thursday 20 November: Greenpeace is today launching a public advertising campaign calling on Sydney University to divest from Whitehaven Coal – as the controversial company’s share price dive-bombs.

Taxpayers to be slugged with bill of destructive Reef infrastructure

Press release | 17 November, 2014 at 11:00

Brisbane, 16 November 2014: Queensland taxpayers could soon be slugged with the bill of destroying their own Great Barrier Reef, under an outrageous plan outlined by Premier Campbell Newman today at G20 negotiations, said Greenpeace.

Oversized Spanish tuna boats threatening Pacific food security

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 9:14

Tarawa, 13 November, 2014: Food security in Pacific countries like Kiribati could be under threat if oversized tuna vessels such as the Spanish owned Albatun Tres and Albacora Uno are allowed to continue fishing at current rates, Greenpeace said...

Abbott’s industrial sabotage

Press release | 12 November, 2014 at 10:22

Wednesday 12 November: Greenpeace is condemning the Abbott Government’s ideologically-driven attacks on business and the environment which have led to today’s collapse of negotiations on the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

Australia: the paper tiger?

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 12:08

Tuesday 11 November, 2014: With Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit opening in Sydney, Greenpeace is calling on the Minister to deliver tangible results.

Paper Tiger? Australia Hosts Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 11:19

On 12 November 2014, Environment Minister Greg Hunt will host an Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney. Ministers from the region and from significant aid donor countries have been invited to ‘focus on practical actions to reduce forest loss.’...

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