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Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 26 June, 2016 at 14:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Greenpeace targets Malcolm Turnbull at electorate office to urge action on climate...

Press release | 24 June, 2016 at 9:33

Sydney, 24 June 2016 – Greenpeace climbers have scaled streetlights in front of Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office and hung a banner warning the prime minister his legacy will be the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Turnbull’s $1bn fund not enough to protect the reef, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Press release | 13 June, 2016 at 11:20

Brisbane, 13 June 2016 – Responding to Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement for a $1bn fund to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

Greenpeace urges Australia to take responsibility for its coal exports ahead of Alpha...

Press release | 7 June, 2016 at 10:06

Brisbane, 7 June 2016 – As the Queensland Court of Appeal considers an appeal over the proposed Alpha/GVK mine in the Galilee Basin, Greenpeace urges Australia to take responsibility for its coal exports.

Tahmoor coal mine closure a searing reality check for Australian government

Press release | 2 June, 2016 at 16:37

Sydney, 2 June 2016 - Glencore’s decision to close the Tahmoor coal mine in NSW is a searing reality check for the Coalition and Labor parties, who are risking Australia’s economic future by supporting the sunset coal industry, Greenpeace...

Coral carnage: take your anger to the polling booth, says Greenpeace

Press release | 30 May, 2016 at 8:25

Brisbane, May 30 2016 – Voters should remember how upset they feel about the Great Barrier Reef bleaching and significant amounts of coral dying this year when they cast their ballots at the federal election, and vote to protect the Reef,...

Greenpeace calls for explanation after Great Barrier Reef removed from UN climate...

Press release | 27 May, 2016 at 11:04

Brisbane, May 27 2016 - Reacting to the news the Australian government intervened in the UNESCO climate change report, Shani Tager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Reef Campaigner, said:

Australia's contribution to climate change worsening overall

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 17:48

Sydney, 21 April 2016 - Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, will export a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in its coal this year, erasing the few benefits of meeting its weak Paris target and worsening its contribution to global climate...

93% of the Great Barrier Reef hit by bleaching

Press release | 20 April, 2016 at 11:56

Brisbane, 20 April 2016 - The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from an unprecedented level of bleaching, with only 7 percent of the Reef free from the impacts of climate change, driving home the need for the Australia to go coal-free, Greenpeace...

Greenpeace reaction to likely Australian federal election

Press release | 19 April, 2016 at 11:14

Sydney, 19 April 2016 - Reacting to the double dissolution trigger and the likely announcement of the federal election on July 2, 2016, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

Insanity of more coal - Qld approves mining lease for Carmichael

Press release | 3 April, 2016 at 11:55

Brisbane, April 3 2016 - The Queensland Government’s approval of a mining lease for Australia’s biggest coal mine while the Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst bleaching in over a decade is indefensible, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people –...

Press release | 22 March, 2016 at 12:34

Sydney, 22 March 2016 – The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and conflicts over water, according to a new...

Great Barrier Reef bleaching a red alert to stop Carmichael

Press release | 21 March, 2016 at 11:12

Monday, March 21, 2016 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific has called on the Australian and Queensland governments to immediately review all approvals for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee basin as parts of the Great Barrier Reef undergo the...

Greenpeace respond to Bill Shorten's speech to the National Press Club

Press release | 15 March, 2016 at 16:55

Sydney, 15 March 2016 - Responding to Labor leader Bill Shorten’s National Press Club address, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Climate and Energy campaigner, Nikola Casule said:

Outlook worsens for Great Barrier Reef as Queensland continues on coal path

Press release | 14 March, 2016 at 16:02

Brisbane, 14 March 2016 - Damage to the Great Barrier Reef from the current coral bleaching tragedy will only worsen if the federal and Queensland governments continue to prop up the coal industry in that state, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

Great Barrier Reef bleaching warning - time to quit coal, Queensland

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 17:24

Brisbane, 1 March 2016 - Today’s announcement issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that the reef is suffering a level 1 bleaching event is a clear signal that Queensland must move away from coal.

Sliding Chinese coal consumption hastens Australian coal industry’s decline

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 15:15

Sydney, 1 March 2016 – New figures showing a further fall in Chinese coal consumption indicate the market for Australian coal is continuing to decline, and that more expansion of coal mining in Australia is economically irresponsible, said...

Anglo American's dismal earnings results signal an industry in structural decline

Press release | 17 February, 2016 at 7:12

Sydney, 16 February 2016 - Responding to Anglo American’s full-year earnings report and the company’s credit status downgrade by ratings agency Moody’s, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s climate and energy campaigner Nikola Casule said:

Stripped-down activists find little to wear at The North Face Store protests in...

Press release | 5 February, 2016 at 8:11

Sydney and Melbourne, 4 February 2016 – Stripped-down Greenpeace activists today targeted three flagship stores of outdoor clothing company The North Face in Sydney and Melbourne over the company’s use of polluting chemicals.

CSIRO job cuts a blow to Australia’s future

Press release | 4 February, 2016 at 13:51

Sydney, 4 February 2016 - Reacting to news of forced large-scale job cuts at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Climate and Energy Campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

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