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Australia's contribution to climate change worsening overall

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 17:48

Sydney, 21 April 2016 - Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, will export a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in its coal this year, erasing the few benefits of meeting its weak Paris target and worsening its contribution to global climate...

93% of the Great Barrier Reef hit by bleaching

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 11:56

Brisbane, 20 April 2016 - The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from an unprecedented level of bleaching, with only 7 percent of the Reef free from the impacts of climate change, driving home the need for the Australia to go coal-free, Greenpeace...

Greenpeace reaction to likely Australian federal election

Press release | 19 April, 2016 at 11:14

Sydney, 19 April 2016 - Reacting to the double dissolution trigger and the likely announcement of the federal election on July 2, 2016, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Insanity of more coal - Qld approves mining lease for Carmichael

Press release | 3 April, 2016 at 11:55

Brisbane, April 3 2016 - The Queensland Government’s approval of a mining lease for Australia’s biggest coal mine while the Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst bleaching in over a decade is indefensible, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people –...

Press release | 22 March, 2016 at 12:34

Sydney, 22 March 2016 – The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and conflicts over water, according to a new...

Great Barrier Reef bleaching a red alert to stop Carmichael

Press release | 21 March, 2016 at 11:12

Monday, March 21, 2016 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific has called on the Australian and Queensland governments to immediately review all approvals for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee basin as parts of the Great Barrier Reef undergo the...

Greenpeace respond to Bill Shorten's speech to the National Press Club

Press release | 15 March, 2016 at 16:55

Sydney, 15 March 2016 - Responding to Labor leader Bill Shorten’s National Press Club address, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Climate and Energy campaigner, Nikola Casule said:

Outlook worsens for Great Barrier Reef as Queensland continues on coal path

Press release | 14 March, 2016 at 16:02

Brisbane, 14 March 2016 - Damage to the Great Barrier Reef from the current coral bleaching tragedy will only worsen if the federal and Queensland governments continue to prop up the coal industry in that state, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

Great Barrier Reef bleaching warning - time to quit coal, Queensland

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 17:24

Brisbane, 1 March 2016 - Today’s announcement issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that the reef is suffering a level 1 bleaching event is a clear signal that Queensland must move away from coal.

Sliding Chinese coal consumption hastens Australian coal industry’s decline

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 15:15

Sydney, 1 March 2016 – New figures showing a further fall in Chinese coal consumption indicate the market for Australian coal is continuing to decline, and that more expansion of coal mining in Australia is economically irresponsible, said...

Anglo American's dismal earnings results signal an industry in structural decline

Press release | 17 February, 2016 at 7:12

Sydney, 16 February 2016 - Responding to Anglo American’s full-year earnings report and the company’s credit status downgrade by ratings agency Moody’s, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner Nikola Casule said:

Stripped-down activists find little to wear at The North Face Store protests in...

Press release | 5 February, 2016 at 8:11

Sydney and Melbourne, 4 February 2016 – Stripped-down Greenpeace activists today targeted three flagship stores of outdoor clothing company The North Face in Sydney and Melbourne over the company’s use of polluting chemicals.

CSIRO job cuts a blow to Australia’s future

Press release | 4 February, 2016 at 13:51

Sydney, 4 February 2016 - Reacting to news of forced large-scale job cuts at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Climate and Energy Campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Carmichael environmental authority - a sell out by Qld

Press release | 2 February, 2016 at 19:03

Brisbane, 2 February 2016 - The Queensland Government has sold out the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian public by granting an environmental authority for the Carmichael mega coal mine, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 19:13

Munich, 25 January 2016 – Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands.

Dredging Great Barrier Reef for Abbot Point would be illogical, irresponsible

Press release | 22 December, 2015 at 10:54

Brisbane, 22 December 2015: The Queensland government must stick to its election promise and hold off on dredging to expand the Abbot Point coal terminal, even in the face of federal approval for the activities to begin, Greenpeace Australia...

Australia must heed IEA warning on slump in coal demand

Press release | 18 December, 2015 at 12:02

Brisbane, 18 December 2015 – Responding to the release of the annual International Energy Agency coal report, Shani Tager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific climate and energy campaigner, said:

End the free tax ride for resources companies

Press release | 17 December, 2015 at 13:44

Sydney, 17 December 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today called for greater transparency in business practices after the Australian Tax Office revealed that more than half of resources and energy companies - among the largest in Australia -...

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.

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:

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