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Labor set to roll for miners on Qland water reforms

Press release | 30 September, 2015 at 11:02

Brisbane, 30 September 2015 - Greenpeace is questioning the Queensland Labor Government’s commitment to protecting the Reef after documents revealed they may allow laws that give mining companies unrestricted and unscrutinised access to...

Taxpayer funds to prop up unbankable Carmichael mine

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 11:43

Sydney, September 23 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed government plans to use taxpayers' money to build infrastructure for the failing Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland.

Greenpeace calls for more transparency on Australian energy deals after Chevron tax...

Press release | 17 September, 2015 at 18:10

Sydney, September 17 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has called for more transparency in energy deals Australia strikes with multinational corporations after an expose of how US oil and gas giant Chevron dodges billions of dollars in tax...

A new opportunity to tackle climate change

Press release | 15 September, 2015 at 14:46

Sydney, September 15 2015 - Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as Australia’s prime minister is a welcome opportunity to undo the retrograde climate change and environmental policies of the past few years, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO, David...

Australia inciting Pacific instability with climate change stance

Press release | 11 September, 2015 at 15:44

Sydney, September 11 2015 - Australia and New Zealand are abandoning their neighbours and contributing to a growing humanitarian crisis through their blocking and inaction on climate change, Greenpeace Australia Pacific's CEO, David Ritter, said...

Pinning Australia’s prosperity to dying coal industry a grave error

Press release | 9 September, 2015 at 9:27

Sydney, August 28 2015 – Prime Minister Tony Abbott is steering Australia towards economic disaster by stubbornly pinning the country’s prosperity to the dying coal industry, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

IPA in the running for prize for role in destroying Australia’s coal price

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 13:41

Sydney, Sept 4 2015 -- Greenpeace Australia Pacific today ridiculed the notion that the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is in the running to win an international prize for its role in repealing the carbon tax, and called for it to donate the...

Australia’s isolationist climate change stance failing Pacific neighbours

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 13:39

Port Moresby, 8 September 2015: The Abbott government is failing its Pacific neighbours and embarrassing itself internationally over its fossil fuel-driven, isolationist stance on climate change, the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, David...

Greenpeace Australia Pacific hails court ruling on Russia and Arctic 30

Press release | 25 August, 2015 at 16:16

Sydney, 25 August 2015 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific has welcomed an international ruling that Russia illegally arrested Greenpeace activists as a win for peaceful activism and the global environmental movement.

Governments prove they can’t be trusted with environment

Press release | 20 August, 2015 at 14:03

Sydney, 20 August, 2015: For immediate release The Federal and Queensland governments’ decision to push ahead with dredging the sea floor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for a coal port expansion at Abbot Point illustrates why they...

Tax dodging fossil fuel industry has too much power over Abbott government

Press release | 17 August, 2015 at 11:58

Sydney, 17 August 2015: Greenpeace have today said the Abbott government needs to stop trying to silence environment groups while mining companies are permitted to get away with tax minimisation.

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 12:15

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

BREAKING - Major international bank ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier...

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 16:22

A major UK bank has announced today it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace and other organisations.

Australians not fooled by abysmal emissions target

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 16:18

The Abbott government's abysmal post-2020 greenhouse emissions reduction target is a blow to ordinary Australians, and shows how national policy has become tainted by fossil fuel industry interests, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Carmichael, the ‘unbankable mine’ loses its only Australian bank

Press release | 6 August, 2015 at 15:18

Sydney, August 5, 2015 – The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s decision to walk away from the proposed Carmichael mega coal mine in Queensland is the right choice, environmentally and financially, Greenpeace said today.

Greg Hunt, do the right thing and ditch Carmichael

Press release | 5 August, 2015 at 12:32

Sydney, 5 August, 2015 - Environment Minister Greg Hunt should seize a landmark opportunity to permanently ditch plans for the Carmichael mine in Queensland after the Federal Court overturned the mine's approval today, Greenpeace Australia...

Consumers left in the dark over unsustainable food imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 14:38

Sydney, 22 July 2015: Consumers have been left in the dark over unsustainable food imports with the release of new country of origin labels that fall far short of government promises to help people make informed choices, Greenpeace Australia...

Revoke mining license for Carmichael mine

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 13:45

Brisbane - July 22, Greenpeace has called on the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to revoke the mining licence for the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, in the wake of the announcement that the developer, mining company Adani, has stood...

Investigate fossil fuel companies for tax avoidance

Press release | 14 July, 2015 at 17:07

Sydney, Tuesday 14 July 2015: Greenpeace has called for an investigation into fossil fuel companies that may be using millions of dollars in tax write-offs to fund political campaigns.

Ban on solar energy investment an attack on millions of Australians

Press release | 13 July, 2015 at 13:42

Sydney, 13 July 2015: The government’s decision to stop investment in small-scale solar power projects will sabotage efforts to fight climate change and hit millions of ordinary Australians who are trying to save money on their electricity bills,...