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Australian government must include action on coal in its Great Barrier Reef report to...

Press release | 24 November, 2016 at 14:59

Sydney, 24 November 2016 – Ahead of the Australian government’s expected submission of a report to the Unesco World Heritage Committee over the health of the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

Former Great Barrier Reef head calls for ban on new coal mines to protect the...

Press release | 21 November, 2016 at 12:48

Sydney, 21 November 2016 – The former head of the Australian government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has called on the government to ban new coal mines to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the dangers of climate change.

Solar panel display on Parliament House lawn marks Paris Agreement ratification

Press release | 11 November, 2016 at 9:58

Canberra, 11 November 2016 – A display of solar panels was set up by Greenpeace Australia Pacific on the Parliament House lawn this morning to mark Australia’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

Paris Agreement ratification demands huge climate u-turn from Australian govt

Press release | 10 November, 2016 at 9:30

Sydney, 10 November 2015 – Responding to Australia’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner Shani Tager said:

Greenpeace asks Turnbull 'to keep our promise' as Paris enters into force

Press release | 3 November, 2016 at 18:30

“Signatures on a document are not enough. The targets in the agreement are very ambitious, and can only be met if the vast majority of Australian coal, oil and gas is left unmined and unburned. The question for Malcolm Turnbull is: Will we keep...

Greenpeace calls on Senate to reject lawfare moves

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 12:20

Sydney, 25 October 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO, David Ritter, today called on members of the Australian Senate to reject any attempt to reduce access to justice for people who care about nature and the climate.

Historic lawsuit on Arctic oil drilling gives Australia pause for thought

Press release | 18 October, 2016 at 20:33

Oslo, 18 October 2016 – An unprecedented legal case was filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.

Greenpeace welcomes BP's withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight

Press release | 11 October, 2016 at 13:58

Sydney, 11 October 2016 – Responding to BP’s decision to abandon its oil exploration program in the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans Campaigner, Nathaniel Pelle, said:

Critical infrastructure status for Carmichael absurd and indefensible

Press release | 10 October, 2016 at 10:47

Brisbane, 10 October 2016 – The Queensland government’s decision to list the Carmichael coal mine as “critical infrastructure” is absurd and indefensible, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

New Bight oil permit makes mockery of crucial debate

Press release | 7 October, 2016 at 17:28

Today’s announcement of a new oil exploration permit off South Australia - and the prospect of several other oilfields opening up - heightens the debate over BP’s controversial 2016 drilling plans in the Great Australian Bight.

BP's Bight plans just too dangerous to be approved

Press release | 28 September, 2016 at 15:30

Sydney, 28 September 2016 - The latest knockback to BP’s plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight signals their project is full of holes and too dangerous to be approved, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Reef 2050 plan not fit for purpose, says Greenpeace

Press release | 28 September, 2016 at 11:35

Brisbane, 28 September 2016 – Responding to the Queensland government's Reef 2050 plan progress report, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

$40m settlement for Chinese ship’s reef damage ‘woefully inadequate’, says Greenpeace

Press release | 19 September, 2016 at 17:53

Brisbane, 19 Sep 2016 – Responding to the $39.3m settlement the Australian government has reached with the owners of the Shen Neng 1 Chinese coal carrier that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef six years ago, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s...

US/China Paris Agreement ratification leaves Australia in the dust on climate action

Press release | 3 September, 2016 at 21:02

Sydney, 3 September 2016 – Responding to the joint announcement that China and the United States have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Program Director, Dominique Rowe, said:

Hundreds of coral sculptures erected at Parliament House as Australians urge...

Press release | 31 August, 2016 at 7:00

Canberra, 31 August 2016 – Politicians returning to work at Parliament House this morning were greeted by hundreds of coral sculptures erected on the Parliament House lawn – as a new poll revealed that more than two-thirds of Australians want the...

Partial U-turn on CSIRO cuts a welcome move, says Greenpeace

Press release | 4 August, 2016 at 10:51

Sydney, 4 August, 2016 – Responding to the minister for science’s decision to refocus CSIRO on climate science and restore 15 jobs that were due to be cut at the agency, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s senior climate and energy campaigner Nikola...

New environment minister appointment a huge blow for the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 18 July, 2016 at 16:43

Sydney, 18 July 2016 – Responding to the appointment of Josh Frydenberg as minister for energy and environment, Greenpeace senior climate and energy campaigner Nikola Casule said:

Federal election reaction: Greenpeace calls on Turnbull to fix climate mistakes

Press release | 11 July, 2016 at 8:15

Sydney, July 11 2016 - Malcolm Turnbull must now use his mandate to reverse the damage to Australia’s climate change policies and answer community calls for action, said David Ritter, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO.

Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 26 June, 2016 at 14:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Greenpeace targets Malcolm Turnbull at electorate office to urge action on climate...

Press release | 24 June, 2016 at 9:33

Sydney, 24 June 2016 – Greenpeace climbers have scaled streetlights in front of Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office and hung a banner warning the prime minister his legacy will be the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

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