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The true cost of cheap prawns

Blog entry by Jess Macleod | 4 November, 2014

Like to throw a prawn on the barbecue? If we give a moment’s thought to where it came from, we might imagine a sunburnt Australian fisher skillfully casting his net into coastal waters and hauling in his humble catch. Nothing, I’m afraid, could...

No work, all play – 6 questions to ask when looking for kids toys

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 3 November, 2014

Many people are motivated to make lifestyle changes to create a better world for future generations. Here are six simple questions to help you to do the best by your children and the world when you’re buying toys. 1. Do I need to buy this toy?

10 reasons why super trawlers are not welcome in Australia!

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 31 October, 2014

Do you remember the Margiris super trawler that we kicked out of Australian oceans in 2012? I certainly do – I sat on a Greenpeace inflatable and cheered as I watched the monstrous machine leave Australia. It was the end of quite a remarkable...

Understanding climate science in 10 easy steps

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 30 October, 2014

The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull. What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And what can we do...

On the fast track to Reef destruction

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 29 October, 2014

The Great Barrier Reef is a national icon. It’s a place people all over the world travel to Australia to see. It’s the world’s largest reef. Now all of this is at risk. It’s an absolute outrage that the Government would allow Indian mining giant...

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