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  • The coal mafia’s last gasp

    This is the election we had to have. Finally, the environment movement with the help of the Australian population has dragged climate change onto the agenda. Meanwhile the coal industry, their pollie buddies and their gullible lap dog lackeys are still kicking and screaming. And the lie that they’re screaming is ‘clean coal’. Ha! The…

  • The time to save our planet is nigh

    Think of all those gifts the planet has given you. That quick dip in the river on a hot day. A clear starry night. The wonderland of colour on a snorkelling trip to the Barrier Reef. A perfect tomato. And now the world’s top scientists have a issued a grim warning. They’ve said if we…

  • Greenpeace Power Station Action Update

    Munmorah, NSW Central Coast, Thursday 8am 15 November 2007: I’m just touching base from the roof of Munmorah coal fired power station, where my fellow climbers have painted the message ‘Coal Kills’. And that’s exactly why we’re up here – because coal kills. It’s killing our planet, it’s killing our economy and it’s killing our…

  • Activist update

    Central Coast, 2.00pm: I have just returned from the gates of Munmorah coal-fire power station, where 15 of my fellow activists have been arrested. It’s been a hectic day but we have succeeded in preventing coal from entering one of the country’s oldest and dirtiest power stations for over five hours, sending it into wind-down.…

  • A whole lot of climate blah, blah, but no action

    Tens of thousands of people braved the heat in cities across the nation on Sunday to show their anger at so many years of inaction on climate change. And with so much talk about the Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading and various low-impact but distracting thingy-me-jigs you could be forgiven for getting hopeful. Maybe, just maybe…

  • Environment Minister absent at climate forum in his own electorate

    Last night a diverse and at times raucous crowd of 150 Wentworth residents turned out to hear how their candidates for the federal election would deal with the most pressing issue facing the planet: climate change. In a seat where environmental issues are dominating the agenda, it is no surprise that the crowd were fired…

  • ALP comes clean on energy policy

    Climate change and renewable energy was always going to be a big election issue. John Howard came out of the blocks early with his clean energy target to increase renewable energy and so called ‘clean coal’. The ALP trumped it today with their announcement of a target to achieve 20% renewable energy by 2020.Whenever there…

  • Hey big spender, don’t forget the planet

    We’re one week into the election campaign and the shopping lists of political promises are already adding up to big dollars for both parties. And although both Prime Minister John Howard and opposition Leader Kevin Rudd would have us believe they are serious about climate change, they are yet to put their money where their…

  • Climate whistleblower speaks out: Guy Pearse speaking tour

    Australia’s climate change response: Guy Pearse speaking tour Greenpeace is excited to announce a series of climate change forums with Guy Pearse, the Liberal insider turned whistleblower on climate change. Guy Pearse joined the Liberal party in 1989 and spent the past 18 years studying environment policy and working in the political ‘dark arts’. He’s…

  • Bring on the climate change election!

    After what feels like a long wait, our federal election has finally been called. Although Greenpeace campaigns 365 days a year, elections are important milestones in our work as they focus the public and politicians on all sorts of issues. And for the first time in an Australian election, climate change is a key issue…