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Greenpeace says good riddance to an environmental vandal as Mineral Council’s CEO...

Press release | 21 September, 2017 at 17:38

September 22, 2017: Another climate change denier will leave the public debate with the announcement of the resignation next month by Brendan Pearson from his position as Chief Executive of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).

Australian government defying the will of 72 percent of voters by refusing to sign...

Press release | 18 September, 2017 at 11:20

September 19, 2017: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is set to ignore the wishes of a clear majority of Australians by refusing to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Pricewaterhousecoopers leaves climate commitments on the night table to get into bed...

Press release | 12 September, 2017 at 10:16

September 13, 2017: Pyjama-clad Greenpeace activists representing Pricewaterhousecoopers Australia (PwC) and the Minerals Council have cosied up in a bed at the consulting firm’s Sydney office to highlight the awkward relationship between the two.

New NAIF revelations show inquiry must be uncompromising in holding board to account

Press release | 12 September, 2017 at 9:14

September 13, 2017: Two new potential cases of conflict of interest within the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) revealed by documents leaked to media are a clear indication something has gone badly wrong in “Canavan’s slush fund”.

Coal slush fund will be redesigned to be even slushier

Press release | 6 September, 2017 at 10:50

September 7, 2017: Barnaby Joyce’s declaration that the government is “redesigning the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF)” so it can use $5 billion in taxpayer funds to better serve mining interests is a slap in the face to millions of...

Coal slush fund will be redesigned to be even slushier

Press release | 6 September, 2017 at 10:50

September 7, 2017: Barnaby Joyce’s declaration that the government is “redesigning the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF)” so it can use $5 billion in taxpayer funds to better serve mining interests is a slap in the face to millions of...

CSIRO quietly funding climate denier super-lobbyists, the Minerals Council of Australia

Press release | 5 September, 2017 at 12:36

CSIRO quietly funding climate denier super-lobbyists, the Minerals Council of Australia

Greenpeace International responds to nuclear testing conducted by North Korea

Press release | 3 September, 2017 at 10:32

September 3, 2017: North Korea announced on Sunday that it had successfully conducted a nuclear test using a hydrogen bomb more powerful than any it previously used. This is believed to be the sixth test conducted by North Korea.

Greenpeace Responds to Harvard Study Revealing That Exxon Misled on Climate Change

Press release | 23 August, 2017 at 14:12

August 23, 2017, Washington, DC: In response to the peer-reviewed study from Harvard University that compares what Exxon privately knew about climate change with what the company said publicly, Greenpeace USA Climate Liability Campaigner Naomi...

The world mourns Marshallese climate leader Tony de Brum

Press release | 22 August, 2017 at 11:49

22 August 2017: Today the world mourns a fearless voice in the battle for global climate safety, Climate Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum.

Toxic water pollution demonstrates that even dead coal mines are dangerous

Press release | 20 August, 2017 at 13:03

August 21, 2017: The contamination of Sydney’s drinking water catchment by millions of litres of highly toxic water from a decommissioned mine is yet another reason for the government to distance itself from the polluting coal mining industry.

Fraud investigation yet another reason to keep Australian taxpayers’ money out of...

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 11:20

August 16, 2017: The Australian government must immediately rule out a taxpayer-funded loan to coal miner Adani after revelations the company is accused of fraudulently siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowed money into overseas tax...

Government doing nothing to protect communities from toxic power plants

Press release | 14 August, 2017 at 11:50

August 15, 2017: A report has found that levels of toxic air pollution emitted by Australian coal fired power plants are so high that many of them would be illegal in the US and Europe.

Commonwealth Bank flunks climate test

Press release | 13 August, 2017 at 13:10

August 14, 2017: The climate policy released today by the Commonwealth Bank is significantly worse than expected and will do nothing to restore the bank’s tattered reputation.

CommBank must rule out all new coal - not just Adani’s Carmichael mineCommBank must...

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 16:59

Sydney, 11 August 2017: Commonwealth Bank have become the 24th bank to rule out funding the controversial Adani mine, but need to show significantly more ambition and rule out all new coal funding in their updated climate policy expected to be...

More secret deals at NAIF show ‘slush fund’ must be dissolved

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 12:56

August 11, 2017: The secret departure of a board director of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) one week before a senate inquiry is yet another clear sign it is operating as a “slush fund” without accountability and must be...

Prominent Australians’ open letter warns NAIF board against giving $1 billion of...

Press release | 9 August, 2017 at 13:51

August 10, 2017: Leaders from Australian business, industry, and academia have published an open letter in The Australian Financial Review calling for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide more transparency around their...

New coal mine approval at Wandoan an affront to common sense

Press release | 8 August, 2017 at 12:37

August 9, 2017: The approval of a new coal lease in southern Queensland shows the government are more interested in propping up the fossil fuel industry than protecting communities and the environment.

World first court case highlights CommBank’s climate change risk

Press release | 7 August, 2017 at 13:08

Sydney, Australia August 8, 2017: Groundbreaking shareholder litigation filed against Australia’s largest bank by its own shareholders will argue that the Commonwealth Bank have failed in their duty to disclose the risk that climate change poses...

The Australian people deserve better than dodgy government deals done in secret for Adani

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 13:05

August 2, 2017: Freedom of Information requests have revealed details of the Queensland government’s “transparent policy framework” on Adani is being kept secret with officials asking for help calculating the benefits of the a royalty holiday...

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