News Releases

  • Greenpeace’s Esperanza docks at Townsville with hope of urgent meeting with GBRMPA

    15 December 2013

    Monday, 16 December 2013 - Townsville: Greenpeace will request an urgent meeting with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to ask that it refuse to issue a permit to dispose of dredge spoils in the Reef’s marine park. Greenpeace ship Esperanza docked at Townsville yesterday after a week-long tour up the Queensland coast documenting the threats of industrialisation and climate change to the reef.

  • Countries leave Pacific tuna commission with license to overfish

    9 December 2013

    Cairns, 6 December 2013 – The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 10th meeting ended today. The discussions had been at a deadlock over conservation and management measures needed to reverse overfishing of the region’s bigeye tuna stocks. As a result, the meeting failed to take action to end overfishing and instead agreed weak measures that will result in little or no improvements to the dire state of the region's valuable tuna stocks.

  • Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

    30 November 2013

    Suva/Sydney, 1 December 2013 - Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), who are meeting in Cairns, Australia next week. Greenpeace is urging the Commission to halt the entry of new industrial fishing vessels into the region and to introduce sharp cuts to tuna catches as recommended by scientists.

  • Longline fisheries are out of line - Greenpeace

    26 November 2013

    Sydney, Wednesday 27 November 2013: The world's longline tuna fisheries are out of control, rife with illegal fishing and responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of marine turtles and threatened sharks every year.

  • No place for dodgy coal companies in Australia

    14 November 2013

    Brisbane, 15 November 2013: Greenpeace is calling on Environment Minister Greg Hunt to rule out allowing Adani to develop its T0 coal terminal in the sensitive Great Barrier Reef and their mega coal mine in the Galilee Basin after new revelations that the company is being investigated by Hunt’s department on the basis of “damning documents” about its activities in India.

  • Abbott’s scorched earth climate policy

    12 November 2013

    Wednesday 13 November, 2013: Greenpeace is accusing the Coalition of running a scorched earth policy on climate change following today’s tabling of legislation to ditch the carbon price despite having no credible alternative.