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‘Gladys Wrap’: Greenpeace activists create guerilla art exhibit demanding government...

Press release | 18 October, 2017 at 15:43

October 17, 2017: A giant container of “Gladys Wrap” bearing the face of NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has been unveiled as part of the opening day of Sydney’s iconic Sculptures by the Sea.

‘Ban on bans’ backfires with NSW now the last state to act on plastic bags

Press release | 16 October, 2017 at 22:21

October 17, 2017: Victoria’s move to ban single-use bags has left a dangerously out of touch NSW the last state to move on the most prevalent form of plastic pollution.

Pacific Islanders crowdfunding to call out hypocrisy at UN climate meeting in Germany

Press release | 12 October, 2017 at 13:21

Pacific Islanders crowdfunding to call out hypocrisy at UN climate meeting in Germany

Australian government defying the will of 72 percent of voters by refusing to sign...

Press release | 18 September, 2017 at 11:20

September 19, 2017: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is set to ignore the wishes of a clear majority of Australians by refusing to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Pricewaterhousecoopers leaves climate commitments on the night table to get into bed...

Press release | 12 September, 2017 at 10:16

September 13, 2017: Pyjama-clad Greenpeace activists representing Pricewaterhousecoopers Australia (PwC) and the Minerals Council have cosied up in a bed at the consulting firm’s Sydney office to highlight the awkward relationship between the two.

New NAIF revelations show inquiry must be uncompromising in holding board to account

Press release | 12 September, 2017 at 9:14

September 13, 2017: Two new potential cases of conflict of interest within the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) revealed by documents leaked to media are a clear indication something has gone badly wrong in “Canavan’s slush fund”.

WA ban the bag and leave NSW and Victoria looking foolish

Press release | 11 September, 2017 at 16:14

September 12, 2017: Today’s move by the WA Premier to ban single-use bags highlights how out-of-touch the governments of NSW and Victoria are in being last to act despite overwhelming public support for action to reduce plastic waste.

Left behind on plastic: stalling states an embarrassment to voters

Press release | 5 September, 2017 at 11:42

September 6, 2017: Queensland’s Parliament has shamed the Premiers of NSW and Victoria by taking decisive action to limit plastic waste by passing a ban on single-use bags and a drinks container refund scheme into law.

Greenpeace International responds to nuclear testing conducted by North Korea

Press release | 3 September, 2017 at 10:32

September 3, 2017: North Korea announced on Sunday that it had successfully conducted a nuclear test using a hydrogen bomb more powerful than any it previously used. This is believed to be the sixth test conducted by North Korea.

Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 11:25

Korpfjell, Barents Sea, Norway 17 August 2017: Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are...

Greenpeace urges Minister Upton to ban the bag at Keep NSW Beautiful Congress

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 12:20

Ahead of Minister Upton’s speech at the Keep NSW Beautiful Congress today, Greenpeace sent a colourful message to the NSW Environment Minister to clean up the state’s act and finally ban the bag.

The cost of NSW and Victoria’s lag on banning the bag - up to two billion more...

Press release | 30 July, 2017 at 12:20

July 28, 2017: New analysis by Greenpeace released today shows that if NSW and Vic continue to fail to ‘ban the bag’, an estimated 1.6 - 2 billion more bags per year will be used in Australia, even with voluntary phase outs by supermarkets.

Politicians left on the wrong side of history as Woolworths and Coles ban single-use...

Press release | 13 July, 2017 at 15:37

July 14, 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific welcomes today’s decision by Woolworths and Coles to completely phase out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months.

Thai Union Commits to More Sustainable, Socially-Responsible Seafood

Press release | 10 July, 2017 at 17:17

BANGKOK, 11 JULY 2017 – Thai Union Group PCL has committed to measures that will tackle illegal fishing and overfishing, as well as improve the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of workers throughout the company’s supply chains.

Australians will see through Government hypocrisy on the Reef following UNESCO decision

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 23:32

6 July 2017: The Government has again avoided the embarrassment of an ‘in danger’ listing for the Great Barrier Reef following today’s UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision, but Australians will hold them to account for their hypocrisy, says...

Australians will see through Government hypocrisy on the Reef following UNESCO decision

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 23:32

6 July 2017: The Government has again avoided the embarrassment of an ‘in danger’ listing for the Great Barrier Reef following today’s UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision, but Australians will hold them to account for their hypocrisy, says...

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech...

Press release | 27 June, 2017 at 9:20

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and...

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.

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