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NOPSEMA fails to hold oil companies to account yet again

Press release | 22 June, 2017 at 18:46

June 23, 2017: For the second time this year an oil company has been found to not have the appropriate capacity to manage an oil spill yet have been allowed to keep drilling by the regulatory body.

Public backlash highlights CommBank’s toxic fossil fuel problem

Press release | 22 June, 2017 at 11:51

Sydney, 23 June 2017: Community backlash against the Commonwealth Bank’s support of fossil fuels is now so severe that the bank has been forced to set up a special taskforce to handle customers threatening to close their accounts.

Greenpeace condemns APPCO practices

Press release | 18 June, 2017 at 16:18

June 19, 2017: The practices and culture revealed during yesterday’s Sunday Night program appear to show company using the good name of charities to take advantage of the Australian public.

Statoil’s plans to drill in the Bight represent catastrophic risk and should be rejected

Press release | 8 June, 2017 at 15:49

Plans announced today by Norwegian oil company, Statoil, to conduct exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight will face intense opposition from the Australian community because of the extreme risk deepwater drilling represents to a...

Australia standing in the way of cleaner steel, Greenpeace report shows

Press release | 7 June, 2017 at 18:43

Thursday, 8 June 2017: Australia has played a key role in enabling the global steel industry to become more, not less, emission intensive, a new Greenpeace report has shown.

Australia standing in the way of cleaner steel, Greenpeace report shows

Press release | 7 June, 2017 at 18:43

Thursday, 8 June 2017: Australia has played a key role in enabling the global steel industry to become more, not less, emission intensive, a new Greenpeace report has shown.

JOINT RELEASE: Call to cease plastic bag plague – new poll

Press release | 7 June, 2017 at 14:48

With over one billion plastic bags littered in the last 10 years, it’s time for a ban, key environment groups said today, as Australia’s environment ministers prepare to meet on the issue.

The world will resist Trump’s attempt to derail climate action

Press release | 1 June, 2017 at 8:14

Friday June 2, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific has condemned US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement and affirmed that the rest of the world will continue to make progress on ambitious climate action.

Greenpeace unveil giant banner on Newcastle coal stockpiles to send message to CommBank

Press release | 28 May, 2017 at 10:07

Community members and Greenpeace have occupied the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle as members of the public put their coal-covered clothes out to highlight the serious health and climate impacts of the Commonwealth Bank’s lending policies.

Government ignoring climate change as Great Barrier Reef dies before our eyes

Press release | 21 May, 2017 at 18:39

Friday 19 May, 2017: The Australian government continue to push new coal projects despite the revelation that back-to-back bleaching events could have killed as much as half of the Great Barrier Reef.

Public kept in the dark on 10,500 litre oil spill

Press release | 17 May, 2017 at 11:50

Thursday May 18: Greenpeace Australia Pacific has said the government oil regulator's refusal to divulge the location and name of the company involved in a 10,500 litre oil leak amounts to a cover-up and has urged reform of offshore oil and gas...

Senate committee report proves we cannot trust the government to protect the Great...

Press release | 11 May, 2017 at 13:28

Friday May 12: Australian politicians are putting oil company profits before the environment and community and cannot be trusted to safeguard the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says in response to yesterday’s Senate report.

Oil spill inaction shows Government’s soft treatment of big polluters

Press release | 9 May, 2017 at 18:58

Wednesday May 10: The Government’s refusal to hold big polluting oil companies to account for their negligence in Bass Strait is a demonstration of why we need to keep them out of the Great Australian Bight.

Government can't afford to turn blind eye to climate change

Press release | 8 May, 2017 at 23:56

Tuesday May 9, 2017: The Turnbull government has continued to ignore climate change and the need to fund renewable energy at a time when the country needs leadership on the most serious threat of our age, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Carmichael mine no ‘day-to-day’ transaction for Commonwealth Bank

Press release | 8 May, 2017 at 9:09

Monday May 8, 2017: Attempts by the Commonwealth Bank to write off their facilitation of Adani's Carmichael mega-mine as simply a “day-to-day” transaction are a cop out, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Greenpeace suspends 70 square metre banner calling on Commonwealth Bank to stop...

Press release | 4 May, 2017 at 11:25

Sydney, May 5, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific activists have suspended a seventy square meter banner to send a message to the Commonwealth Bank that they must withdraw their financial support of coal.

CommBank’s secret relationship with Adani Carmichael mine revealed

Press release | 2 May, 2017 at 19:19

Sydney, 3 May 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on the Commonwealth Bank to immediately sever all ties with the Carmichael megamine and rule out involvement in new coal mine projects, following revelations the bank has been working...

Turnbull must hold Trump to account on Paris Agreement

Press release | 2 May, 2017 at 15:28

Sydney, 3 May 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold US President Donald Trump to account on the Paris climate agreement when the two leaders meet in New York on Friday this week.

CommBank left behind on coal as Westpac leads the way

Press release | 27 April, 2017 at 16:17

Greenpeace Australia Pacific welcomes today’s decision by Westpac to commit to not finance projects in any new thermal coal basins.

Ogilvy and Greenpeace join forces to raise awareness of global warming

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 12:07

Drops of water will slow down in real time and even drip backwards for shoppers outside Pitt Street Mall in Sydney as part of an installation to raise awareness of climate change.

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