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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.

Greenpeace warns EU to maintain pressure on Taiwan over illegal fishing

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 11:38

Sydney, 28 October 2015 - The European Union must maintain pressure on Taiwan to clean up its fisheries industry after the government imposed a weak penalty on a Taiwanese fishing longliner with illegally caught tuna and shark fins in the Pacific...

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.

46,000-strong petition adds to growing calls for better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 October, 2015 at 11:10

Sydney, 15 October 2015 - A petition to the Australian Senate with over 46,000 signatures calling for better seafood labelling shows consumers are increasingly worried they don’t have enough information about what they are eating, Greenpeace...

Greenpeace welcomes indications govt will not subsidise Adani

Press release | 9 October, 2015 at 15:41

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to comments from Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg that Adani has to ‘stand on its own two feet’ and that its operations are not a priority project under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF), the...

Global coral bleaching is an urgent warning to stop coal activity near Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 9 October, 2015 at 9:36

Sydney, 9 October 2015 - Responding to news about the massive global coral bleaching event under way that will also affect the Great Barrier Reef, Emma Gibson, Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Head of Program said:

Taiwan faces EU sanctions over illegal fishing

Press release | 2 October, 2015 at 11:01

Sydney, 2 October 2015 – A European warning to Taiwan for failing to manage its fleet’s fishing activities in the Pacific and other oceans and curb illegal fishing is a welcome step forward in the protection of fish stocks plundered by distant...

Pacific nations skirt transshipment ban calls

Press release | 1 October, 2015 at 11:48

Palau, 30 September 2015 - Pacific nations meeting on fish stock protection failed to make headway on the scourge of pirate fishing after discussions foundered over a ban on vessels transferring their catch to other ships at sea, Greenpeace said...

Greenpeace urges Pacific nations transshipment crackdown

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 11:34

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 23 September, 2015 - Greenpeace is urging a Pacific meeting on fish stock protection to consider a ban on vessels transferring their catch to other ships at sea - a process that encourages illegal fishing.

Greenpeace calls for overhaul of Pacific fishing practices after Nauru transshipment ban

Press release | 17 September, 2015 at 14:43

Sydney, September 17 2015 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific has called for a region-wide ban on the transshipment of fish catches following Nauru’s announcement today that it would no longer allow the practice in its waters.

Greenpeace calls for investigation into illegal fishing by Taiwanese ship

Press release | 11 September, 2015 at 15:55

Port Moresby, September 11 2015 – Greenpeace is urging Pacific nations to investigate and capture the Taiwanese-flagged ship that illegally caught tuna and 75 kilograms of shark fins, which the state’s Taiwan Fisheries Agency (TFA) had failed to...

Greenpeace ship busts illegal tuna fishing operation in Pacific high seas,...

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 16:49

Port Moresby, September 10, 2015 - As Pacific Islands Forum leaders consider a 10-year road map for a sustainable fisheries industry, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior has uncovered a pirate fishing operation near Papua New Guinea’s waters with...

Government to put food industry lobby before consumers on labelling vote?

Press release | 12 August, 2015 at 10:51

Sydney, 12 August 2015: As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill that would require restaurants to tell customers where their seafood comes from, Greenpeace research reveals the lobby groups opposed to country of origin labelling gave nearly $850...

Adani’s Carmichael project flailing

Press release | 3 August, 2015 at 16:48

August 3, 2015: Media reports that Indian company Adani has stood down the majority of its workers in Queensland is yet another clear sign the Carmichael coal mine project is going nowhere, Greenpeace said 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...

Aussie tuna transformation a consumer success story

Press release | 4 May, 2015 at 16:39

Sydney, 4 May 2015, For the first time ever the majority of tuna brands on Australian supermarket shelves have converted to sourcing from environmentally responsible fishing methods.