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Greenpeace unveil giant banner on Newcastle coal stockpiles to send message to CommBank

Press release | 28 May, 2017 at 10:07

Community members and Greenpeace have occupied the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle as members of the public put their coal-covered clothes out to highlight the serious health and climate impacts of the Commonwealth Bank’s lending policies.

Queensland’s NAIF announcement a nail in the coffin for Adani’s Carmichael mega-mine

Press release | 26 May, 2017 at 18:38

Saturday May 27, 2017: Today’s announcement by the Queensland government rules out any money from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), as currently legislated, being used in the proposed Adani Carmichael mega-mine.

Defying gravity to change thinking on global warming

Press release | 25 May, 2017 at 12:37

26 May 2017: Ogilvy & Mather and Greenpeace Australia Pacific have joined forces to create an astonishing interactive display that appears to reverse gravity as a way to provoke new thinking about global warming and climate change.

‘Royalties holiday’ a slap in the face to the Queensland community

Press release | 17 May, 2017 at 15:35

Thursday, 18 May 2017: The Queensland Government’s plan to offer the Carmichael coal mine a cash handout in the form of a "royalties holiday" is a disgrace and shows that they have turned their back on the community.

Julie Bishop’s PR stunt a travesty of science: the Reef is in serious danger

Press release | 15 May, 2017 at 15:03

Tuesday, 16 May 2017: The foreign minister Julie Bishop’s snorkelling junket for 75 foreign ambassadors off Cairns yesterday [1] was a transparent PR stunt to persuade UN nations that the Reef is fine ahead of a possible World Heritage ‘in...

Conflict of interest: Australia stoops to new low at UN climate talks

Press release | 11 May, 2017 at 17:32

Friday May 12, 2017: Australia’s support for fossil fuel companies’ participation in UN discussions on climate is a new low, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO, David Ritter, citing a clear conflict of interest.

Senate committee report proves we cannot trust the government to protect the Great...

Press release | 11 May, 2017 at 13:28

Friday May 12: Australian politicians are putting oil company profits before the environment and community and cannot be trusted to safeguard the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says in response to yesterday’s Senate report.

Oil spill inaction shows Government’s soft treatment of big polluters

Press release | 9 May, 2017 at 18:58

Wednesday May 10: The Government’s refusal to hold big polluting oil companies to account for their negligence in Bass Strait is a demonstration of why we need to keep them out of the Great Australian Bight.

Government can't afford to turn blind eye to climate change

Press release | 8 May, 2017 at 23:56

Tuesday May 9, 2017: The Turnbull government has continued to ignore climate change and the need to fund renewable energy at a time when the country is demanding leadership on the most serious threat of our age, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Carmichael mine no ‘day-to-day’ transaction for Commonwealth Bank

Press release | 8 May, 2017 at 9:09

Monday May 8, 2017: Attempts by the Commonwealth Bank to write off their facilitation of Adani's Carmichael mega-mine as simply a “day-to-day” transaction are a cop out, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Greenpeace suspends 70 square metre banner calling on Commonwealth Bank to stop...

Press release | 4 May, 2017 at 11:25

Sydney, May 5, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific activists have suspended a seventy square meter banner to send a message to the Commonwealth Bank that they must withdraw their financial support of coal.

CommBank’s secret relationship with Adani Carmichael mine revealed

Press release | 2 May, 2017 at 19:19

Sydney, 3 May 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on the Commonwealth Bank to immediately sever all ties with the Carmichael megamine and rule out involvement in new coal mine projects, following revelations the bank has been working...

Turnbull must hold Trump to account on Paris Agreement

Press release | 2 May, 2017 at 15:28

Sydney, 3 May 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold US President Donald Trump to account on the Paris climate agreement when the two leaders meet in New York on Friday this week.

CommBank left behind on coal as Westpac leads the way

Press release | 27 April, 2017 at 16:17

Greenpeace Australia Pacific welcomes today’s decision by Westpac to commit to not finance projects in any new thermal coal basins.

Ogilvy and Greenpeace join forces to raise awareness of global warming

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 12:07

Drops of water will slow down in real time and even drip backwards for shoppers outside Pitt Street Mall in Sydney as part of an installation to raise awareness of climate change.

Latest scheme to create mirror clouds a symptom of government’s inaction on bleaching...

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:16

Sydney, 27 April 2017: The government’s failure to take effective action to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change is forcing tourism operators and scientists to consider increasingly extreme measures, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Major win as Greenseas goes FAD-free following public outcry

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:13

Sydney, 27 April 2017: Greenpeace today welcomes the commitment by Greenseas to end their use of destructive fishing practices in sourcing their tuna, following a public outcry.

Greenseas comes last in Greenpeace’s 2017 ranking of canned tuna

Press release | 13 April, 2017 at 16:40

Greenpeace is calling on Woolworths to drop Greenseas canned tuna from its shelves, following the release of its 2017 Tuna Guide today.

Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net slams Australia for selling out its Pacific neighbours

Press release | 12 April, 2017 at 13:14

“Australia - you are either with the coal industry, or with the Pacific”, said Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net Matisse Walkden-Brown in response to this week’s lobby trip by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to meet the CEO of the...

Back-to-back bleaching events show urgent need for government action on climate change

Press release | 9 April, 2017 at 14:44

Sydney, 10 April 2017 - Our leaders are failing the to address the root cause of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef with a new report showing their inaction has seen two-thirds of the coral hit by back-to-back events.

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