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Controversial mega-mine delayed

Press release | 17 June, 2014 at 13:23

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.

Saving the Reef from coal number one priority for the new Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 9:28

Wednesday 13 March, Melbourne: The new state-of-the-art Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior sailed into Port Phillip Bay this morning, marking the start of a six-week tour. The iconic vessel is in Australia to join the campaign to save the Great Barrier...

New Rainbow Warrior tours Australia to save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 28 February, 2013 at 11:35

Thursday 28 February 2013: Over the next two months, Australia will host one of the world’s iconic ships, the new Rainbow Warrior. This extraordinary ship was funded entirely by donations from Australia and around the world. She will arrive in...

New Gladstone coal terminal announced on eve of UNESCO visit

Press release | 7 March, 2012 at 14:34

If approved, it would result in an extra 550 coal ships passing through the reef each year – on top of the more than 10,000 coal ships expected each year.

Greenpeace welcomes China’s courageous stand on GM crops

Press release | 23 February, 2012 at 16:23

Earlier this week the Chinese State Council released a draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically modified (GM) grain seeds. The draft...

Media statement on the ISAAA GM Crop Lobby 2012 Report

Press release | 8 February, 2012 at 13:03

Wednesday 8 February 2012, Sydney: Greenpeace responded today to a report on the perceived success of genetically modified (GM) crops around the world, which was published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech...

GM contamination unleashes emotional community debate

Press release | 29 November, 2011 at 15:20

Tuesday, 29th November, 2011: Nationals and Labor politicians joined GM and non-GM farmers at a community meeting in Cunderdin last night following confirmation of GM contamination at a local farm.

Independent GM canola tests confirm contamination

Press release | 28 November, 2011 at 15:03

Monday, 28 November, Cunderdin: Independent tests conducted yesterday by WA farmers Ian and Jodi James have confirmed GM canola contamination on their land. The findings counter WA Agriculture Department reports of no contamination and are...

Landmark court case defends right to choose safe food

Press release | 28 July, 2011 at 13:40

SYDNEY, 28 July, 2011: A landmark court case announced today over genetically modified (GM) crop contamination will put the rights of Australian consumers to choose their food on trial, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace offices raided by Federal Police

Press release | 21 July, 2011 at 16:15

Thursday 21 July 2001: At just before 12 noon today, the Australian Federal Police raided and locked down Greenpeace's Sydney headquarters. The raid came after activists last week removed a genetically modified wheat experiment from a site near...

Greenpeace calls on CSIRO to come clean on commercial relationships

Press release | 15 July, 2011 at 16:09

Friday 15 July 2011, Sydney: Greenpeace is once again calling on CSIRO to publicly reveal the corporate relationships behind the GM wheat trials.

Mother takes action to protect family from GM wheat experiment

Press release | 14 July, 2011 at 6:15

Thursday 14 July, 2011, Canberra: This morning, activists brought a stop to a secret GM wheat experiment on the outskirts of Canberra. The experiment has been shrouded in controversy following revelations that Australia’s peak scientific body,...

Greenpeace's response to the Government’s Grains Research and Development Corporation...

Press release | 8 July, 2011 at 14:57

Yesterday Greenpeace Australia released a report on the threat of GM Wheat in Australia, Australia’s wheat scandal: The biotech takeover of our daily bread.

CSIRO negligence threatens Australia’s daily bread

Press release | 7 July, 2011 at 9:27

The Australian Government has been found negligent in its approval of genetically modified (GM) wheat trials and human feeding studies, according to a new Greenpeace report released today.

CSIRO compromises Australian health for foreign profit

Press release | 27 June, 2011 at 16:39

Monday 27 June, 2011, Canberra: Prestigious scientists from around the world are questioning the safety and scientific rigour of world-first human feeding trials being conducted this year by the CSIRO on genetically modified (GM) wheat.

Premier of Australia’s largest wheat state bins GM wheat

Press release | 24 March, 2011 at 16:00

Premier Colin Barnett has rejected the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) wheat in WA, Australia’s largest wheat producing state, due to export market rejection.

New Truefood Guide responds to consumer concerns

Press release | 2 March, 2011 at 10:00

Sydney’s top celebrity chefs, Murray from the Wiggles and concerned farmers will join Greenpeace today to launch the 2011 Truefood Guide Kids edition, helping inform parents what’s in their kids’ lunchbox (1).

Food labelling review fails to protect Aussie kids

Press release | 28 January, 2011 at 12:05

Today Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Catherine King, released the results of the Blewett review of Australia’s food labelling laws, in a press conference closed off to the public.

Public right to know, public right to choose – labelling review must be made public

Press release | 2 December, 2010 at 10:00

Greenpeace looks forward to the long-awaited recommended changes to Food Labelling Law and Policy to be presented tomorrow to the Food Regulation Ministerial Council, and urge the Government to swiftly release the recommendations to the public.

Australia’s food security and economy assailed by dual threats

Press release | 28 October, 2010 at 9:00

Two serious threats to Australia’s food security and economy are today highlighted with the looming threat to Australia’s largest export crop coinciding with the news Australia is now a net importer of food.

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