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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:

What the Westpac fossil fuel policy means for Qld & the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 11:26

Brisbane, 11 December 2015 – Westpac Bank’s announcement today of its intention to limit investment in fossil fuels is a warning to the Queensland Government not to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Greenpeace Australia...

Australia lacking commitment to Pacific Nations at UN climate talks

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 11:12

Sydney, 10 December 2015 - Australia is failing its Pacific island neighbours at the United Nations climate negotiations with its lack of concrete support for a Pacific-friendly agreement, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Key Pacific fisheries meeting fails to stop overfishing

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 11:47

Bali, 9 December 2015 - A key Pacific fisheries meeting has failed to protect oceans from overfishing after a series of deadlocks in talks over stopping illegal and damaging fishing practices, Greenpeace International said today.

Seven in ten Australians reject international nuclear waste dump in Australia

Press release | 5 December, 2015 at 8:20

Sydney, 5 December 2015 – As Australia prepares today to receive a shipment of its own reprocessed nuclear waste that still contains plutonium, a poll has shown that nearly three quarters of Australians oppose plans to store nuclear waste for...

Greenpeace finds nuclear waste headed to Australia classified as high-level waste by...

Press release | 2 December, 2015 at 6:30

Sydney, 2 December 2015 – Nuclear waste returning to Australia this weekend by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia’s claims over its radioactivity, a Greenpeace report has found.

Labor’s emissions target a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 13:03

Sydney, 27 November 2015 - Greenpeace has welcomed Labor leader Bill Shorten’s promise to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 is a good first step, but says more needs to be done.

Greenpeace calls for investigation into top Australian coal companies over climate risk

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 15:33

Sydney, 19 November 2015 - Greenpeace International is calling for an Australian government investigation into coal companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange after finding most of them have not disclosed the risks to their business...

Protesters demand justice for Brazilian mining disaster victims at BHP AGM

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 12:55

Perth, 19 November 2015 - Despite forewarning and a global trend of similar catastrophes, two of world’s largest mining companies didn’t act to prevent disaster.

Greenpeace blasts senate recommendation to amend environmental protection law

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 18:14

Sydney, 18 November 2015 - The Turnbull government is wrecking its fledgling environmental credentials by continuing to support changes to Australia’s environmental legislation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace CEO to defend independence of conservation groups at parliamentary inquiry

Press release | 17 November, 2015 at 12:20

Sydney, 17 November 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter will defend the independence of conservation groups at a federal parliamentary inquiry today into their charitable status.

Greenpeace says Australia courting nuclear disasters with permanent dump

Press release | 13 November, 2015 at 10:07

Sydney, 13 November 2015 - Creating a permanent nuclear waste dump will invite a toxic nuclear legacy that Australians will have to deal with for generations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

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