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Greenpeace finds nuclear waste headed to Australia classified as high-level waste by...

Press release | 2 December, 2015 at 6:30

Sydney, 2 December 2015 – Nuclear waste returning to Australia this weekend by ship from France has been classified as high-level waste by French authorities, contradicting Australia’s claims over its radioactivity, a Greenpeace report has found.

Labor’s emissions target a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 13:03

Sydney, 27 November 2015 - Greenpeace has welcomed Labor leader Bill Shorten’s promise to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 is a good first step, but says more needs to be done.

Greenpeace blasts senate recommendation to amend environmental protection law

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 18:14

Sydney, 18 November 2015 - The Turnbull government is wrecking its fledgling environmental credentials by continuing to support changes to Australia’s environmental legislation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Greenpeace says Australia courting nuclear disasters with permanent dump

Press release | 13 November, 2015 at 10:07

Sydney, 13 November 2015 - Creating a permanent nuclear waste dump will invite a toxic nuclear legacy that Australians will have to deal with for generations, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said today.

Nuclear option nonsensical, given Australia’s abundant renewable energy

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 11:46

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has slammed a call from Australia’s next Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, for a renewed debate on the option of nuclear power as part of the country’s energy future.

Greenpeace issues warning over ship with radioactive waste en route to Australia

Press release | 16 October, 2015 at 14:34

Sydney, 16 October 2015 - A cargo ship with sub-par safety standards that is carrying nuclear waste and bound for Australia is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, Greenpeace Australia Pacific warned today.

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...

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...

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.

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...