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Prime Minister needs to come clean and admit coal obsession driven by politics

Press release | 1 February, 2017 at 13:57

Sydney, 1 February 2017:

Greenpeace: Turnbull’s preposterous coal dogma smashed by record heat

Press release | 19 January, 2017 at 13:57

Sydney, 19 January 2016: Responding to the finding that 2016 was the hottest on record, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Amazon still lags behind Apple, Google in Greenpeace renewable energy report

Press release | 11 January, 2017 at 17:45

Apple, Google, Facebook, and newcomer Switch are taking some of the greatest strides towards 100% renewable energy, while companies such as Netflix, Amazon Web Services, and Samsung are lagging. The findings in Greenpeace USA’s report, Clicking...

Greenpeace: Turnbull should emulate Obama, Trudeau after BP exit

Press release | 22 December, 2016 at 13:14

Sydney, 22 December: Greenpeace has called on Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership and stop Great Australian Bight oil drilling following BP’s final withdrawal of its bid and US and Canadian decisions yesterday to end Arctic oil drilling.

Carmichael rail loan an abuse of taxpayer’s money, finds Greenpeace report

Press release | 21 December, 2016 at 11:48

Sydney, 21 December: A $1bn government loan to build the Carmichael Rail Project in Queensland is against the public interest and cannot proceed, says a Greenpeace Australia Pacific report released today.

Leaked BP report sparks concerns over safety

Press release | 14 December, 2016 at 10:32

Sydney and London, 13 December 2016: BP’s withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight this October was an even luckier break than previously thought, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific today after The Financial Times and Energydesk published...

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:

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