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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...

Greenpeace Statement on the UNESCO draft report into the state of the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 29 May, 2015 at 20:55

Sydney May 30th, 2015: By insisting that the Australian government prepare a report within 18 months, to be reviewed by the Committee in 2017 UNESCO has clearly shown that the Great Barrier Reef is not fine and is not safe in Tony Abbott’s hands.

Norway’s divestment from coal another warning for Galilee coal

Press release | 29 May, 2015 at 14:20

Sydney, May 28, 2015 - In response to groundbreaking news that the finance committee of the Norwegian Parliament will vote to divest the Norwegian Government Pension Fund from coal mining and coal based utilities, Greenpeace Australia Pacific...

Greenpeace launches latest drive to save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 26 May, 2015 at 10:24

​Tuesday May 26, 2015, Sydney: Greenpeace launched its latest push to save the Great Barrier Reef today with a website urging UNESCO to keep a watch on the Reef and calling on the Australian government to stop coal port expansions in the Great...

Bipartisan cut to Renewable Energy Target a backwards step for action on climate change

Press release | 18 May, 2015 at 16:20

Monday 18 May, 2015, Sydney: Today’s announcement of a deal between the federal government and opposition to cut the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000 GWh to 33,000 GWh is bad news for Australian households and a backwards step for vital...

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior brings relief to Vanuatu’s stranded islands

Press release | 16 May, 2015 at 9:00

16 May, 2015, Port Vila: Greenpeace’s flagship vessel, the Rainbow Warrior, will arrive in Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila on Monday to help deliver relief to Vanuatu’s outlying islands, many of which are still stranded without electricity or...

No taxpayer money should finance Reef’s destruction

Press release | 13 May, 2015 at 14:24

Brisbane May 13, 2015 – Greenpeace is calling on the Federal Government to confirm that taxpayer money will not be spent on coal industry projects as part of the Northern Australia Infrastructure fund.

Don’t believe the hype: Government still failing to protect Reef

Press release | 11 May, 2015 at 14:39

Brisbane, May 11, 2015 - Less than three weeks before UNESCO will issue its draft recommendations on the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian government must do more to protect one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Greenpeace Australia...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 6 May, 2015 at 15:16

New Delhi, May 5, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a government crackdown on civil society. The Indian government recently froze the environmental NGO's bank accounts, leaving just enough funds...

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