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Australia still on dangerous path to another Deepwater Horizon

Press release | 16 September, 2016 at 17:11

16 September 2016 - Today’s decision by Australia’s oil regulator, NOPSEMA, to delay a decision on BP’s Great Australian Bight oil exploration plans shows the inherent dangers of a doomed project, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Time for BP to come clean on Bight plans

Press release | 12 September, 2016 at 15:53

Sydney, 12 September 2016: Australia’s oil regulator and petroleum giant BP have failed to publicly address a major drilling safety issue, another sign that exploration in the Great Australian Bight is too dangerous and should be abandoned, said...

Plastic bag monster terrorises turtle in Martin Place as environmentalists call for...

Press release | 7 September, 2016 at 10:00

Sydney, 7 September 2016 – Environmental campaigners staged an elaborate battle between a turtle and a plastic-bag monster in Martin Square this morning to highlight the dangers of plastic pollution. The battle took place ahead of the delivery of...

US/China Paris Agreement ratification leaves Australia in the dust on climate action

Press release | 3 September, 2016 at 21:02

Sydney, 3 September 2016 – Responding to the joint announcement that China and the United States have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Program Director, Dominique Rowe, said:

Greenpeace boats protest at PM Turnbull's Pt Piper home over climate change

Press release | 26 June, 2016 at 14:44

Sydney, 26 June 2016 – Greenpeace protesters on boats in Sydney Harbour this afternoon unfurled a banner outside Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper mansion urging the prime minister to “Choose the reef, not coal”.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching warning - time to quit coal, Queensland

Press release | 1 March, 2016 at 17:24

Brisbane, 1 March 2016 - Today’s announcement issued by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that the reef is suffering a level 1 bleaching event is a clear signal that Queensland must move away from coal.

Coca-Cola lobbying risks Baird’s promised recycling system: video

Press release | 16 February, 2016 at 10:23

Sydney, 16 February 2016 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific has warned that NSW Premier Mike Baird’s promised ‘world’s best practice’ container recycling system is at risk over opposition from Coca-Cola with the launch of a spoof ad targeting the...

Stripped-down activists find little to wear at The North Face Store protests in...

Press release | 5 February, 2016 at 8:11

Sydney and Melbourne, 4 February 2016 – Stripped-down Greenpeace activists today targeted three flagship stores of outdoor clothing company The North Face in Sydney and Melbourne over the company’s use of polluting chemicals.

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 19:13

Munich, 25 January 2016 – Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands.

Pacific nations urged to consider tuna conservation after US fishing treaty withdrawal

Press release | 21 January, 2016 at 9:53

Sydney, 21 January 2016 - The United States withdrawal from a key decades-old tuna fishing treaty with Pacific nations could benefit tuna conservation efforts, but its fishing rights must be carefully allocated, Greenpeace Australia Pacific said...

Dredging Great Barrier Reef for Abbot Point would be illogical, irresponsible

Press release | 22 December, 2015 at 10:54

Brisbane, 22 December 2015: The Queensland government must stick to its election promise and hold off on dredging to expand the Abbot Point coal terminal, even in the face of federal approval for the activities to begin, Greenpeace Australia...

Turnbull to raise whaling with Japan after growing public pressure

Press release | 16 December, 2015 at 12:30

Sydney, December 16 2015 – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement today that he will raise whaling with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe needs to be more than just diplomatic rhetoric, and must develop into a plan of action...

Key Pacific fisheries meeting fails to stop overfishing

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 11:47

Bali, 9 December 2015 - A key Pacific fisheries meeting has failed to protect oceans from overfishing after a series of deadlocks in talks over stopping illegal and damaging fishing practices, Greenpeace International said today.

Seven in ten Australians reject international nuclear waste dump in Australia

Press release | 5 December, 2015 at 8:20

Sydney, 5 December 2015 – As Australia prepares today to receive a shipment of its own reprocessed nuclear waste that still contains plutonium, a poll has shown that nearly three quarters of Australians oppose plans to store nuclear waste for...

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.

Greenpeace gifts a surfboard to Mike Baird in call to drop harmful hooked shark...

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 15:50

Sydney, 10 November 2015 – Greenpeace activists today delivered a surfboard to NSW Premier Mike Baird covered with more than 25,000 signatures asking him to rule out shark deterrents that hook and kill marine life such as turtles and dolphins.

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.

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