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The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef

Feature Story | 13 December, 2013 at 13:00

In weighing up the interests of the Great Barrier Reef against those of transnational coal companies, Greg Hunt decided it was more important to protect the latter, writes David Ritter.

An open letter to NSW farmer Phil Laird: Greenpeace stands with you

Feature Story | 12 December, 2013 at 17:08

NSW farmer Phil Laird is fighting to protect Maules Creek from a company wanting to dig an open-cut coal mine. If he will have us, we will answer his call and add our name to his struggle

This terrible plan is one step further to killing our Great Barrier Reef for good

Feature Story | 10 December, 2013 at 21:50

On 10 December, new Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a massive and destructive dredging project at Abbot Point, just 50km north of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

Feature Story | 9 December, 2013 at 15:51

Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to a No Deforestation Policy.

Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 6 December, 2013

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of...

A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers

Blog entry by admin | 5 December, 2013

International Volunteers Day is celebrated each year on the 5th of December, a great opportunity to reflect on a huge year and all the fantastic work and the continued commitment of our amazing volunteer base across Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Dredging set to swamp decades of Great Barrier Reef protection

Blog entry by admin | 4 December, 2013

Niesen/ Originally published in The Conversation After decades of work, A$200 million in taxpayer funding and even more from farmers’ pockets, we finally have a rare good news story to tell about the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to...

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | 3 December, 2013

Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to act with...

Follow live as the Greenpeace Esperanza tours Queensland to map risks to the Reef

Feature Story | 3 December, 2013 at 11:13

The Esperanza, one of our three campaigning ships, is coming to Australia in December! She’ll travel up the Queensland coast during 6-16 December 2013.

The last of the Arctic 30 gets bail

Feature Story | 29 November, 2013 at 9:17

Amazing news! On Thursday evening, Colin Russell was in court in St Petersburg to appeal the decision that he should not be released on bail. Not even four minutes after we learned that his hearing had started, news came that Colin had been...

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