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Government doing nothing to protect communities from toxic power plants

Press release | 14 August, 2017 at 11:50

August 15, 2017: A report has found that levels of toxic air pollution emitted by Australian coal fired power plants are so high that many of them would be illegal in the US and Europe.

Commonwealth Bank flunks climate test

Press release | 13 August, 2017 at 13:10

August 14, 2017: The climate policy released today by the Commonwealth Bank is significantly worse than expected and will do nothing to restore the bank’s tattered reputation.

CommBank must rule out all new coal - not just Adani’s Carmichael mine

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 16:59

Sydney, 11 August 2017: Commonwealth Bank have become the 24th bank to rule out funding the controversial Adani mine, but need to show significantly more ambition and rule out all new coal funding in their updated climate policy expected to be...

More secret deals at NAIF show ‘slush fund’ must be dissolved

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 12:56

August 11, 2017: The secret resignation of a board director of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) one week before a senate inquiry is yet another clear sign it is operating as a “slush fund” without accountability and must be...

Prominent Australians’ open letter warns NAIF board against giving $1 billion of...

Press release | 9 August, 2017 at 13:51

August 10, 2017: Leaders from Australian business, industry, and academia have published an open letter in The Australian Financial Review calling for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide more transparency around their...

New coal mine approval at Wandoan an affront to common sense

Press release | 8 August, 2017 at 12:37

August 9, 2017: The approval of a new coal lease in southern Queensland shows the government are more interested in propping up the fossil fuel industry than protecting communities and the environment.

World first court case highlights CommBank’s climate change risk

Press release | 7 August, 2017 at 13:08

Sydney, Australia August 8, 2017: Groundbreaking shareholder litigation filed against Australia’s largest bank by its own shareholders will argue that the Commonwealth Bank have failed in their duty to disclose the risk that climate change poses...

The Australian people deserve better than dodgy government deals done in secret for Adani

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 13:05

August 2, 2017: Freedom of Information requests have revealed details of the Queensland government’s “transparent policy framework” on Adani is being kept secret with officials asking for help calculating the benefits of the a royalty holiday...

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic Peninsula Larsen C ice shelf

Press release | 11 July, 2017 at 23:54

Amsterdam, 12 July 2017 - Responding to news that one of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Paul Johnston, head of Greenpeace International’s Science Unit, said:

Carbon plan meaningless if we don’t cut coal exports

Press release | 11 July, 2017 at 12:06

July 12, 2017: The Queensland government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 will do nothing to protect the Great Barrier Reef or the country from climate change if Australia does not reduce coal exports.

Greenpeace study finds renewable energy will be cheapest electricity in G20 countries...

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 10:09

Hamburg, 5 July 2017 – Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest form of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, a new Greenpeace Germany report has found.

Fracking blackmail shows the Federal Government are acting like an enforcer for the...

Press release | 28 June, 2017 at 10:37

June 29, 2017: The Federal government’s threat to cut GST to state governments unless they allow unconventional gas exploration is a deplorable attempt at blackmail for the benefit of giant fossil fuel companies.

NAIF are holding taxpayers’ money to ransom behind a wall of secrecy

Press release | 27 June, 2017 at 17:37

June 28, 2017: The continued refusal of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to respond to any and all freedom of information requests represents a failure to the Australian taxpayer and is impermissible under law.

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech...

Press release | 27 June, 2017 at 9:20

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and...

UNESCO report shows Australia must stop funding climate change

Press release | 25 June, 2017 at 14:05

26 June 2017: UNESCO’s announcement that local measures are now unable to stop coral bleaching must serve as a wakeup call for the government and drive wholesale change on climate policy, said Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner, Nikola Casule.

Public backlash highlights CommBank’s toxic fossil fuel problem

Press release | 22 June, 2017 at 11:51

Sydney, 23 June 2017: Community backlash against the Commonwealth Bank’s support of fossil fuels is now so severe that the bank has been forced to set up a special taskforce to handle customers threatening to close their accounts.

Greenpeace condemns APPCO practices

Press release | 18 June, 2017 at 16:18

June 19, 2017: The practices and culture revealed during yesterday’s Sunday Night program appear to show company using the good name of charities to take advantage of the Australian public.

NAIF inquiry must hold secretive ‘slush fund’ to account

Press release | 13 June, 2017 at 21:51

June 14, 2017: The inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) should recommend the removal of conflicted members from the facility’s board and ensure billions of dollars of taxpayer’s money is not gifted at the whim of a...

Australia standing in the way of cleaner steel, Greenpeace report shows

Press release | 7 June, 2017 at 18:43

Thursday, 8 June 2017: Australia has played a key role in enabling the global steel industry to become more, not less, emission intensive, a new Greenpeace report has shown.

Adani’s Carmichael mine would be a disaster for communities and a death sentence for...

Press release | 5 June, 2017 at 14:52

June 6, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific has condemned today’s announcement by the Adani board about the Carmichael mine as an “empty PR stunt” for a toxic project which is unable to go ahead without billions of dollars in public money.

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