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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...

Queensland taxpayers should not foot bill for Reef destruction

Press release | 8 September, 2014 at 17:28

Greenpeace is alarmed by reports that the Queensland Government is proposing to buy dredge waste from Reef destruction at Abbot Point.

Reaction to reports that dumping on Great Barrier Reef abandoned: Hunt should cancel...

Press release | 2 September, 2014 at 11:26

Sydney, 02 September 2014: Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed reports that coal port developers have abandoned plans to dump dredge waste from Abbot Point in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Renewable Energy Target report a kick in the guts for clean energy

Press release | 28 August, 2014 at 16:15

Following release of the Warburton review of the Renewable Energy Target, Greenpeace today urged the Abbott government to reject its recommendations and retain the target which has grown Australia’s renewables sector, built Australian jobs and...

Time for Abbott to Renew his Thinking on Electricity

Press release | 27 August, 2014 at 10:50

Following news today that the Prime Minister’s hand-picked Review Panel has recommended options including scaling back or abolishing Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, Greenpeace is calling on the government to retain and strengthen the target.

Greenpeace welcomes Sydney University’s move away from dirty investments and urges...

Press release | 27 August, 2014 at 10:28

Sydney, Wednesday 27 August 2014: Greenpeace welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the University of Sydney that it will “make no further investments in the coal and consumable fuels subsector of the ASX,” including the controversial company...

University of Sydney acknowledges Whitehaven Coal shares problematic

Press release | 25 August, 2014 at 15:58

Sydney, Monday 25 August 2014: Greenpeace is urging the University of Sydney to listen to the community and dump its shares in Whitehaven Coal following the announcement today that the university is reviewing its investment policies and has...

Greenpeace calls on Pru Goward to resist Whitehaven Coal pressure to approve a new...

Press release | 22 August, 2014 at 10:03

Thursday 21 August 2014, Sydney: Revelations have come to light today that controversial company Whitehaven Coal has begun a process to seek approval for a new Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) before the full case on the legality of their...

University of Sydney caught out funding destruction of Indigenous heritage sites,...

Press release | 19 August, 2014 at 8:59

Sydney, Tuesday 19 August 2014: Revelations the University of Sydney has $1 million invested in Whitehaven Coal and its controversial new coal mine at Maules Creek has left farmers, Aboriginal Elders and environmentalists shocked.[1]

Greenpeace/TEC launch Green Electricity Guide - ranks power companies, empowers...

Press release | 18 August, 2014 at 6:28

A new, independent online Green Electricity Guide, produced by Greenpeace Australia and the Total Environment Centre, provides a state by state ranking of electricity retailers against seven criteria, creating a tool consumers can use to switch...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise welcomed home by Arctic30, including Australian members

Press release | 10 August, 2014 at 6:22

Amsterdam/Sydney 10 August 2014 - The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise yesterday sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody. The ship had been held illegally since taking part in a peaceful direct action...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russian port after ten months in custody

Press release | 1 August, 2014 at 22:11

Amsterdam/Sydney 1 August 2014. More than 300 days after it was illegally boarded following a high profile peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has finally departed Murmansk, Russia en route for its...

Let me google that for you, Minister: Greenpeace sets the record straight for Greg Hunt

Press release | 29 July, 2014 at 10:24

Sydney, 29 July 2014: Claims by Environment Minister Greg Hunt suggesting Greenpeace has has been too hard on the Liberal Government can be disproved with a simple Google search, says Greenpeace.

Carbon Price repeal blindly irrational

Press release | 17 July, 2014 at 11:51

Thursday 17 July, 2014: Following the repeal of the Carbon Price, Greenpeace reminded Prime Minister Tony Abbott that his government is still committed to reducing Australia’s emissions by five per cent by 2020 and even meeting this measly target...

New report reveals Origin, EnergyAustralia and AGL's attack on the Renewable Energy...

Press release | 23 June, 2014 at 11:10

SYDNEY, 23 JUNE 2014. With Australia’s Renewable Energy Target under review by the Federal Government, Greenpeace Australia Pacific has released a new report which analyses why and how Australia’s biggest three energy retailers - Origin,...

Controversial mega-mine delayed

Press release | 17 June, 2014 at 11:04

Tuesday 17 June, 2014: Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt's decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely.

Winter clearing stopped as Whitehaven Coal raises the white flag

Press release | 12 June, 2014 at 16:36

Sydney, Thursday 12 June 2014: Today, winter clearing at Australia’s most controversial new coal mine – Maules Creek - was stopped after Whitehaven gave the Land and Environment Court an undertaking to stop the bulldozers until a full hearing of...

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