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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,...

Rainbow Warrior Marks 30th Anniversary of Bombing with Action to Save the Great...

Press release | 10 July, 2015 at 15:21

July 10th 2015: Greenpeace activists from the flagship Rainbow Warrior today took action against the mass of coal ships in Australian waters, waiting to export climate change worldwide.

Coal mining industry has more power over Abbott Government than Minister for Agriculture

Press release | 10 July, 2015 at 14:30

Greenpeace has renewed its call for an inquiry into the relationship between fossil fuel mining companies and the LNP after the approval of the Shenhua coalmine in the Liverpool Plains despite the opposition of Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Hollywood Giants Join Forces to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 3 July, 2015 at 14:25

Sydney, July 3rd, 2015: Hollywood mega-stars Mark Ruffalo and Ian Somerhalder have thrown their support behind the Greenpeace global campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Coal and Coral Don’t Mix - The Great Barrier Reef is Still in Danger

Press release | 1 July, 2015 at 20:35

Bonn, Germany, July 1, 2015: Greenpeace has warned that until the threat from coal and climate change is removed, the Great Barrier Reef remains in danger.

Greenpeace renews call for inquiry into latest revelations of special treatment for...

Press release | 1 July, 2015 at 12:15

Greenpeace has renewed calls for an immediate inquiry into the relationship between the influence of the fossil fuel industry over government in Australia after revelations in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.

Greenpeace calls for Inquiry into fossil fuel lobbying and Federal Government

Press release | 16 June, 2015 at 16:58

16 June 2015, Greenpeace has today launched a call for an independent Inquiry into the relationship between the fossil fuel industry, its lobbyists and political parties in order to uncover the source of recent government decisions, including the...

Grammy Award-Winner Gotye Supports the Global Campaign to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 12 June, 2015 at 14:07

Sydney, June 12th 2015: Grammy-winning musician Gotye has donated his talent to a stunning new video, launched by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, as part of the global campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef.

​Greenpeace International staff member refused entry to India despite valid business visa

Press release | 8 June, 2015 at 8:33

New Delhi, June 8, 2015: A Greenpeace International member travelling from Sydney was barred from entering India on Saturday evening despite having a valid business visa and all necessary documents. No formal reason was given by immigration...

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