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Let me google that for you, Minister: Greenpeace sets the record straight for Greg Hunt

Press release | 29 July, 2014 at 10:24

Sydney, 29 July 2014: Claims by Environment Minister Greg Hunt suggesting Greenpeace has has been too hard on the Liberal Government can be disproved with a simple Google search, says Greenpeace.

Carbon Price repeal blindly irrational

Press release | 17 July, 2014 at 11:51

Thursday 17 July, 2014: Following the repeal of the Carbon Price, Greenpeace reminded Prime Minister Tony Abbott that his government is still committed to reducing Australia’s emissions by five per cent by 2020 and even meeting this measly target...

New report reveals Origin, EnergyAustralia and AGL's attack on the Renewable Energy...

Press release | 23 June, 2014 at 11:10

SYDNEY, 23 JUNE 2014. With Australia’s Renewable Energy Target under review by the Federal Government, Greenpeace Australia Pacific has released a new report which analyses why and how Australia’s biggest three energy retailers - Origin,...

Controversial mega-mine delayed

Press release | 17 June, 2014 at 13:23

Tuesday 17 June, 2014: Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt's decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely.

Winter clearing stopped as Whitehaven Coal raises the white flag

Press release | 12 June, 2014 at 16:36

Sydney, Thursday 12 June 2014: Today, winter clearing at Australia’s most controversial new coal mine – Maules Creek - was stopped after Whitehaven gave the Land and Environment Court an undertaking to stop the bulldozers until a full hearing of...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise to be released by Russian authorities in surprise move

Press release | 7 June, 2014 at 6:56

Amsterdam/Sydney 7 June 2014. Russia’s investigative committee (IC), late yesterday Sydney time, informed Greenpeace International that it has annulled the arrest of the ship Arctic Sunrise, which has remained in custody in Murmansk since a high...

Greenpeace sends in the airforce to bear witness to Leard Forest mine destruction

Press release | 4 June, 2014 at 14:40

Maules Creek, NSW: Today, two motorised para-gliders have taken to the sky above the Leard State Forest. The gliders are filming the devastation left in the wake of Whitehaven Coal’s bulldozing of critically endangered forest.

MEDIA ALERT: Snap mass rally to halt bulldozing of Leard Forest for coal mine

Press release | 3 June, 2014 at 13:56

On the eve of World Environment Day, a coalition of national environment groups, Labor and Greens MPs and farmers hold snap rally to protest bulldozing of the Leard State Forest by Whitehaven Coal. Private spies have been identified as...

Whitehaven Coal thwarted as fresh activists step in to stop forest clearing

Press release | 2 June, 2014 at 8:17

Maules Creek, NSW, Monday 2 June 2014: As tree-climbing activists hinder bulldozing for the fourth day in a row, Greenpeace is calling on the NSW Government to urgently stop forest clearing in the Leard State Forest during the winter hibernating...

Activists halt Whitehaven’s ‘gentle’ bulldozers

Press release | 30 May, 2014 at 13:22

30 May, 2014 Sydney/Maules Creek: Greenpeace has today intervened to stop Whitehaven Coal controversially razing Leard State Forest. This afternoon at 13.00, a number of activists entered the threatened forest and headed into the canopy to halt...

Deutsche Bank pulls funding for coal ports on Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 23 May, 2014 at 11:00

Germany, 23 May 2014: The Australian Environment Minister has been put on notice, says Greenpeace, after one of the world’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, pulled back from funding Abbot Point coal expansion at its Annual General Meeting last night...

Coal industry gets preferential treatment from Baird government

Press release | 15 May, 2014 at 8:25

Sydney, Thursday 15 May 2014

QLD Government decision to approve Carmichael mine damages climate, biodiversity and...

Press release | 8 May, 2014 at 13:26

Sydney, 8 May 2014: The Queensland government’s approval of the Carmichael coal and rail development, set to be one of the largest single coal mines in the world, is a bankrupt decision which will cripple water resources, destroy threatened...

Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30’ activists trying to block Russian Arctic oil tanker in...

Press release | 1 May, 2014 at 17:23

Rotterdam/Sydney, 1st of May 2014 - A group of 80 activists supported by the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior are attempting to stop the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov from delivering the first oil from a controversial drilling platform in the...

Civil society acts as the IPCC reports

Press release | 31 March, 2014 at 8:02

Maules Creek, Monday 31st March 2014: As the global community comes to terms with the dire warning delivered today by the latest report into the impacts of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), over 150 people...

‘Arctic 30’ activists and freelance journalists jailed in Russia to take case to...

Press release | 18 March, 2014 at 9:42

Amsterdam/Sydney 18 March 2014 --- The group of Greenpeace activists and freelance journalists who collectively became known as the ‘Arctic 30’ yesterday, including Australian Colin Russell and permanent residents Alex Harris (Sydney) and Jon...

Anglo Coal abandons Reef destroying project. Time for Jeff Seeney to do the same.

Press release | 7 March, 2014 at 17:30

Brisbane, Friday 7 March, 2014: With yet another company walking away from the destructive AP-X development at Abbot Point, Greenpeace is calling on Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to cancel the project in order to safeguard the health of the Great...

Indian coal giant Adani flouts Australian environment laws, risks endangered finch

Press release | 5 March, 2014 at 9:48

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt should use his powers to immediately order an investigation into the potential impacts of exploration activities by Indian coal giant Adani on an endangered Australian finch at the site of a proposed...

Senate Inquiry means work must stop at Maules Creek and on projects threatening the...

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 16:07

4 March, 2014: In light of today’s announcement concerning a Senate Inquiry into the use of environmental offsets and the integrity of the process, Greenpeace is calling on the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, to order all work on Whitehaven’s...

FOI docs reveal Minister Hunt ignored GBRMPA advice to not dredge and dump on Reef

Press release | 3 March, 2014 at 6:28

Sydney, 3 March 2013: New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show the Federal Environment Minister Mr Greg Hunt ignored clear advice from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) that dredging and dumping...

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