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85% of Australians say Reef not Coal

Press release | 4 May, 2015 at 10:53

Brisbane, May 4, 2015: The overwhelming majority of Australians would choose to protect the Great Barrier Reef over expanding the coal industry, according to an opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Queensland government must learn lessons from doomed coal port

Press release | 28 April, 2015 at 16:13

Gladstone, April 28, 2015 – The lacklustre demand for the Wiggins Island coal port cannot be glossed over by today’s long delayed first shipment and the Queensland government should reject new coal port developments along the Great Barrier Reef,...

Reef dredging still not OK

Press release | 20 April, 2015 at 10:21

Brisbane, 17 April: The Queensland Government’s referral of yet another dredging and dumping proposal for Abbot Point should be thrown out, says Greenpeace.

Indian Home Affairs Ministry attempting to shut Greenpeace India down

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 12:06

New Delhi, 14 April 2015 – Following the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again blocking Greenpeace India’s ability to receive money from overseas, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India said today:

Environmental groups and seafood industry demand better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 10:07

15 April 2015, Sydney: For the first time, an alliance of environmental and industry groups have today united to call for clear seafood labelling in Australia.

French banks reject Reef destruction, refuse to finance Galilee coal projects

Press release | 9 April, 2015 at 9:07

Sydney, April 8 2015 - Australia’s four largest banks should follow the lead set by three of France’s biggest banks and rule out financing the controversial Carmichael coal mining project in Queensland, Greenpeace Australia says.

Greenpeace stands in solidarity with the Wangan and Jagalingou People

Press release | 30 March, 2015 at 16:29

Brisbane, March 27 2015: Greenpeace offers its solidarity to the representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou people who have formally rejected the Indigenous land use agreement for the Carmichael mine in the Queensland Galilee Basin.

Abbott’s 2050 Reef Plan woefully inadequate, say Greenpeace

Press release | 21 March, 2015 at 19:17

Hamilton Island, 21 March 2015: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has released a weak plan that will not save the Great Barrier Reef, says Greenpeace.

Today Australia farewells a pioneer of Great Barrier Reef protection and inspiring...

Press release | 20 March, 2015 at 17:31

Sydney, Friday 20 March: Greenpeace Australia Pacific today honours Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister.

Australian government failing to avoid UNESCO ‘in danger’ declaration on Reef

Press release | 19 March, 2015 at 14:19

Sydney, 19 March 2015: The Australian government has so far failed to take the action necessary to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being added to the ‘World Heritage in danger’ list, Greenpeace says.

Hunt’s proposed dredge waste ban a bandaid, not a cure for threats against Reef

Press release | 16 March, 2015 at 16:48

Sydney March 16, 2015 – In response to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement of a draft law to ban the dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Shani Tager at Greenpeace Australia made the following statement:

Adani’s Queensland coal project in turmoil as doubts surface over State Bank of India...

Press release | 14 March, 2015 at 13:01

Sydney, March 14 2015 - Adani’s controversial Queensland Carmichael coal mine looks to be in jeopardy following reports that the State Bank of India (SBI) is preparing to decide against giving the company a planned $1 billion loan for the project...

Government still intent on destroying Reef

Press release | 11 March, 2015 at 16:01

Brisbane, 11 March 2015: New revised plans to dredge a million tonnes of seafloor in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area remain unacceptable, Greenpeace says.

Coal ships and the Great Barrier Reef are a recipe for disaster says Greenpeace

Press release | 16 February, 2015 at 13:58

Sydney, 16 February 2015: Greenpeace says the weekend arrest of Taiwanese captain for steering his coal ship through the reef without a pilot shows that while there's coal ships going through the Great Barrier Reef there is the risk of serious...

University of Sydney decision on fossil fuel divestment leaves questions unanswered

Press release | 9 February, 2015 at 10:49

Sydney, 09 February 2015: Greenpeace welcomes today’s announcement by the University of Sydney to reduce the carbon intensity of its investments, but calls on the University to disclose the full details of its policy and move decisively away from...

Adani’s Great Barrier Reef port linked to offshore tax haven

Press release | 7 February, 2015 at 10:06

Brisbane, 07 February 2015: Greenpeace is demanding an investigation into coal giant Adani’s suitability to operate in Queensland following explosive revelations surrounding the ownership of the controversial Abbot Point coal port in the heart of...

New poll: Reef and coal key concerns for outback Queensland

Press release | 29 January, 2015 at 15:58

Brisbane, 29 January 2015: As regional candidates Lawrence Springborg, Fiona Simpson and Jeff Seeney look increasingly likely to be leading the state after Saturday’s election, a new poll shows that the future of the Great Barrier Reef is a key...

QLD Labor scraps handouts to coal billionaire

Press release | 14 January, 2015 at 15:59

Brisbane, 14 January 2015: Greenpeace has welcomed Queensland Labor’s election promise to scrap handouts to coal billionaire Adani, labelling Premier Campbell Newman’s coal plans as “pure madness.” However, Greenpeace cautioned that both major...

All eyes on Minister Hunt as Reef dredging decision falls due

Press release | 18 December, 2014 at 14:33

Thursday, 18 December, Brisbane: Environment Minister Greg Hunt faces a make or break decision for the Great Barrier Reef over the next few weeks, as the public comment period on controversial dredging and dumping in the heart of the Great...

First coal from Whitehaven mine: 18 months late, $4B lost, train blocked

Press release | 15 December, 2014 at 11:28

As UN global climate talks conclude in Lima, a non-violent direct action has halted the first train load of coal coming from the controversial Maules Creek coal mine, on its way to Newcastle’s Kooragang Island coal export terminals.

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