Save the Reef

Off the north-east coast of Australia, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders is at threat from the coal mining industry and in urgent need of your help.

If the coal industry gets its wish, huge coal reserves in central Queensland will be opened up for mining and millions of tonnes of seafloor will be dredged in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to construct massive coal port expansions.

Hundreds more coal ships will pass through the Reef, heightening the risk of accidents and oil spills and negatively impacting coral at a time when the health of the Reef is already in decline.

The science is clear: we can have the Reef or coal, but not both. Add your voice to the global movement of people who have already committed to save the Reef.

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The Great Barrier Reef is an ancient ocean jewel. We need to come together urgently to protect its irreplaceable beauty.  Your voice can make the difference.

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Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and Indigenous rights

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 26 October, 2016

Can Australia achieve fair and open decision-making when big coal players are involved? The case of Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine suggests the answer... The post Australia’s coal politics are undermining democratic and...

Oil over in the Bight – someone tell Turnbull

Blog entry by Philip Sen | 18 October, 2016

On 11 October, the Great Australian Bight avoided invasion from one monster oil company. But though BP might have backed off, other fossil-fuel fiends... The post Oil over in the Bight – someone tell Turnbull appeared first on...

BREAKING: BP has ditched its outrageous plans to drill for oil in the Great...

Blog entry by Max MacBride | 11 October, 2016

It was the people vs oil, and we: the people, just won. Having BP rule out drilling in the Bight is a momentous win... The post BREAKING: BP has ditched its outrageous plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. This...

Why the Paris Agreement on climate change means the end of coal

Blog entry by Nikola Casule | 7 October, 2016

This week the world took a big step forward in the fight against dangerous global warming. The Paris Agreement on climate change – the... The post Why the Paris Agreement on climate change means the end of coal appeared first...

Australian government must include action on coal in its Great Barrier Reef report to...

Press release | 24 November, 2016 at 14:59

Sydney, 24 November 2016 – Ahead of the Australian government’s expected submission of a report to the Unesco World Heritage Committee over the health of the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace Australia Pacific reef campaigner Shani Tager said:

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