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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.

Latest scheme to create mirror clouds a symptom of government’s inaction on bleaching...

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:16

Sydney, 27 April 2017: The government’s failure to take effective action to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change is forcing tourism operators and scientists to consider increasingly extreme measures, Greenpeace Australia Pacific says.

Major win as Greenseas goes FAD-free following public outcry

Press release | 26 April, 2017 at 9:13

Sydney, 27 April 2017: Greenpeace today welcomes the commitment by Greenseas to end their use of destructive fishing practices in sourcing their tuna, following a public outcry.

Greenseas comes last in Greenpeace’s 2017 ranking of canned tuna

Press release | 13 April, 2017 at 16:40

Greenpeace is calling on Woolworths to drop Greenseas canned tuna from its shelves, following the release of its 2017 Tuna Guide today.

Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net slams Australia for selling out its Pacific neighbours

Press release | 12 April, 2017 at 13:14

“Australia - you are either with the coal industry, or with the Pacific”, said Greenpeace’s Head of Pacific Net Matisse Walkden-Brown in response to this week’s lobby trip by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to meet the CEO of the...

Back-to-back bleaching events show urgent need for government action on climate change

Press release | 9 April, 2017 at 14:44

Sydney, 10 April 2017 - Our leaders are failing the to address the root cause of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef with a new report showing their inaction has seen two-thirds of the coral hit by back-to-back events.

Plan to use giant pump to cool Great Barrier Reef shows why we should throw cold...

Press release | 6 April, 2017 at 11:48

Friday, April 7, 2017: A proposal to pump cold water to areas of the Great Barrier Reef most affected by coral bleaching shows how dire the situation has become, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Hazelwood closure highlights the need for federal planning for transition away from coal

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 17:47

TUESDAY March 28, 2017: The Federal Government must plan for a safe and fair transition for Australian communities to renewable energy rather than funnel public money into the dying coal industry.

100 people converge on Commonwealth Bank HQ demanding it dump coal investments

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 17:44

Sydney, Monday, 27 March 2017: Hundreds of community activists converged on CommBank’s headquarters in Darling Harbour this morning, urging the bank to stop playing with their future by investing billions of dollars in coal.

Fields of dead or dying coral seen in new Great Barrier Reef footage

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 14:39

Sydney, 24 March 2017 - For the first time, the devastating coral bleaching striking the Great Barrier Reef has been captured with close range UAV footage, released today by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

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