News Releases

  • Boom Goes the Reef

    29 February 2012

    New Greenpeace report exposes how Australia's coal boom threatens the Great Barrier Reef

  • Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested for Shell Arctic drillship occupation

    26 February 2012

    Auckland, February 27th 2012 — The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship’s drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was into its fourth day and the activists had spent 77 hours on top of the 53 metre drilling tower.


    23 February 2012

    Auckland, 24 February 2012 — New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless — star of hit US TV show Spartacus and Xena: Warrior Princess — joined Greenpeace activists in stopping a Shell-contracted oil drillship from departing New Zealand for the Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling programme threatens to devastate the Alaskan coastline.

  • Greenpeace welcomes China’s courageous stand on GM crops

    22 February 2012

    Earlier this week the Chinese State Council released a draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically modified (GM) grain seeds. The draft stipulates that no organization or person can employ GM technology in any major food product in China.

  • Media statement on the ISAAA GM Crop Lobby 2012 Report

    7 February 2012

    Wednesday 8 February 2012, Sydney: Greenpeace responded today to a report on the perceived success of genetically modified (GM) crops around the world, which was published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a bio-tech industry lobby organisation.

  • Minister Ferguson must clarify over spying allegations

    9 January 2012

    Sydney, Monday 9 January, 2012: Greenpeace is calling on Energy Minister Martin Ferguson to give a full clarification and the release of all materials relating to the surveillance activities carried out against Greenpeace and other environmental organistions.

  • Wildlife threat after Christmas Island spill

    9 January 2012

    Sydney, Tuesday 10 January, 2012: Greenpeace is calling on the Australian Government to dramatically tighten maritime safely regulations following the sinking of a phosphate ship on the coast of Christmas Island.

  • Government must block biggest ever Australian mega mine proposal

    18 December 2011

    Monday December 19, Sydney: With the submission process closing on 19 December, Greenpeace is calling on the Government to reject the application for what would be Australia’s biggest coal mine, proposed in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.