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All eyes on Minister Hunt as Reef dredging decision falls due

Press release | 18 December, 2014 at 14:33

Thursday, 18 December, Brisbane: Environment Minister Greg Hunt faces a make or break decision for the Great Barrier Reef over the next few weeks, as the public comment period on controversial dredging and dumping in the heart of the Great...

First coal from Whitehaven mine: 18 months late, $4B lost, train blocked

Press release | 15 December, 2014 at 11:28

As UN global climate talks conclude in Lima, a non-violent direct action has halted the first train load of coal coming from the controversial Maules Creek coal mine, on its way to Newcastle’s Kooragang Island coal export terminals.

Why is Minister Hunt rushing Reef destruction plans?

Press release | 10 December, 2014 at 10:53

Brisbane, 10 December 2014: Greenpeace is shocked that Environment Minister Greg Hunt is fast-tracking destructive coal port plans which endanger the Great Barrier Reef. Minister Hunt has allowed just ten days for public comment on proposals to...

Worlds’ largest private-sector coal miner dumped by Norway’s largest pension fund

Press release | 2 December, 2014 at 12:27

December 2, 2014, Sydney: Norway’s largest pension fund manager, KLP, announced it will dump investments in 27 coal companies overnight, including shares in Peabody Energy Corp – the world's largest private-sector coal company with extensive...

Greenpeace ramps up Sydney Uni divestment push

Press release | 20 November, 2014 at 6:55

Thursday 20 November: Greenpeace is today launching a public advertising campaign calling on Sydney University to divest from Whitehaven Coal – as the controversial company’s share price dive-bombs.

Taxpayers to be slugged with bill of destructive Reef infrastructure

Press release | 17 November, 2014 at 11:00

Brisbane, 16 November 2014: Queensland taxpayers could soon be slugged with the bill of destroying their own Great Barrier Reef, under an outrageous plan outlined by Premier Campbell Newman today at G20 negotiations, said Greenpeace.

Abbott’s industrial sabotage

Press release | 12 November, 2014 at 10:22

Wednesday 12 November: Greenpeace is condemning the Abbott Government’s ideologically-driven attacks on business and the environment which have led to today’s collapse of negotiations on the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

Coal industry lies revealed by new report

Press release | 7 November, 2014 at 14:14

Sydney 7th November, 2014. Greenpeace applauds the launch of The Australia Institute report, All Talk, No Action, The Coal Industry and Energy Poverty. The report reveals the facts behind the public relations strategy.

Direct Action: an invoice to future generations

Press release | 29 October, 2014 at 18:19

Sydney 29 October, 2014. “Legislating the Direct Action plan is to climate policy what abolishing the criminal code is to law and order – a recipe for chaos,” according to Greenpeace campaigner, Nic Clyde.

Environment Minister fast-tracks coal expansion on Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 29 October, 2014 at 16:27

Brisbane, 29 October 2014: Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has fast-tracked the approval of the world’s biggest coal port in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef today, ignoring impacts on the Reef and the adjacent internationally...

Australian banks under scrutiny as world’s top investment banks rule out financing...

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 9:58

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014, Sydney: On the back of news today that some of the largest investment banks in the world are distancing themselves from financing the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion, CEOs of Australian environmental...

New report reveals the cost of doing business without social licence

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 9:15

Sydney 28 October 2014. An historic alliance has gathered on the day of the Whitehaven Coal Company’s (WHC) AGM to launch a major new report detailing the extent to which this controversial coal company has forgone a social licence to operate and...

Greenpeace welcomes NSW Government push back on Whitehaven Coal Company

Press release | 24 October, 2014 at 9:37

Sydney 23rd October, 2014. Greenpeace has praised the Department of Planning and Environment’s decision to restrict the clearing of the Leard State Forest by Whitehaven Coal Company (WHC) to between the 15th of February 2015 and 30th of April...

Sydney Uni alumni call for divestment from Whitehaven Coal

Press release | 22 October, 2014 at 7:57

Sydney, Wednesday 22nd October: Over 400 Sydney University alumni have today published an open letter in the University’s paper, Honi Soit, calling on Vice Chancellor Michael Spence to uphold the reputation of Sydney University and sell all of...

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | 10 October, 2014 at 9:00

Friday 10 october, 2014: Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement [1] this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration...

Man-made heat waves demand urgent action

Press release | 2 October, 2014 at 13:17

Sydney 1st October, 2014. Following the publication of Australian research concluding that it was ‘virtually impossible’ for the 2013 heatwaves in Australia to have taken place without human-caused carbon emissions, Greenpeace has renewed its...

Greenpeace builds coal mine at Sydney Uni: slams Whitehaven investment

Press release | 18 September, 2014 at 12:07

Sydney, Thursday 18 September 2014: University of Sydney students were surprised to find their campus was ‘closed for coal mining’ this morning when Greenpeace activists disguised as Whitehaven Coal workers fenced off the central university...

Leard Alliance call for investigation into safety at Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Mine

Press release | 17 September, 2014 at 18:09

MAULES CREEK/Sydney, 17 September 2014 – The Leard Forest Alliance and activists at the Leard Blockade camp have called for an immediate police investigation into alleged interference with mine fuses at the Maules Creek Coal Mine.

Community groups representing 2.2 million Australians target Big Banks over investing...

Press release | 10 September, 2014 at 9:14

Australian NGOs representing 2.2 million Australians have today written to ANZ, Westpac, the Commonwealth Bank, and NAB asking them to stop investing in large coal and port expansion projects that will damage the Great Barrier Reef.

New polling shows need for extreme weather levy

Press release | 9 September, 2014 at 12:04

Sydney 3rd September, 2014. Polling conducted by Lonergan Research reveals Australians have made the link between the increase in extreme weather events and the real threat of rising insurance premiums. But of more concern to the fossil fuel...

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