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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.

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...

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