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  • NSW Labor plans for more dirty coal power stations put to the test

    Press release – 15 November, 2010Land and Environment Court Papers will be filed today in the Land and Environment Court by the Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC) that will challenge the State government’s decision to rehabilitate one of the State’s oldest and dirtiest power stations – Munmorah.If Munmorah is allowed to be rehabilitated, rather than…

  • Australia’s food security and economy assailed by dual threats

    Press release – 28 October, 2010Two serious threats to Australia’s food security and economy are today highlighted with the looming threat to Australia’s largest export crop coinciding with the news Australia is now a net importer of food.Australia is poised to become the first country in the world to allow genetically engineered wheat crops, following…

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  • Greenpeace does a bank job

    Press release – 21 October, 2010This morning at 8.15 am (EST) Greenpeace activists scaled ANZ’s Brisbane HQ at 324 Queen Street, hanging a giant banner displaying Australia’s dirtiest bank’s new logo: ‘ANZ: We pollute your world’”Despite boasting to customers of its plans to be carbon neutral, ANZ is the biggest financer of pollution in Australia,”…

  • Greenpeace urges dirtiest bank to come clean

    Press release – 21 October, 2010Greenpeace activists have ended today’s protest at ANZ after the company agreed to high level discussions on the future financing of polluting power.The climbers had been in place since 8.15 am (EST) this morning, having scaled ANZ’s Queensland HQ to hang a giant banner displaying Australia’s dirtiest bank’s new logo:…

  • Greenpeace illuminates ANZ as Australia’s dirtiest bank

    Press release – 20 October, 2010Last night (Tuesday) Greenpeace launched a new campaign to illuminate the role of ANZ as the biggest financier of polluting coal power in Australia.Greenpeace activists projected a new ANZ logo and tag line "We Pollute Your World" onto a cooling tower at Yallourn – one of Australia’s dirtiest coal power…

  • PNG: Not ready for REDD

    Press release – 18 October, 2010Nagoya, Monday 25 October 2010: Today, at the Convention of Biological Diversity being held in Japan, Greenpeace released a report explaining why the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in no fit state to receive international funding for REDD – a global deal to stop deforestation and mitigate climate…

  • New coal in Victoria poses first big test for Gillard Government

    Press release – 15 September, 2010Sydney, September 15, 2010 – Greenpeace is calling on the new Gillard Government to live up to its election promises and block the construction of a new brown coal-fired power station.Plans have been released today by the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency for a 600-megawatt brown coal plant to be built…

  • Dirty bank takes out "Sustainability" Award

    Press release – 9 September, 2010The announcement this afternoon that ANZ bank has topped the sector category in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index serves to further erode public trust in the term ‘sustainability’.On its own website, ANZ boasts of being Australia’s largest funder of coal –  the key driver of pollution and global warming. Just…

  • Unjust sentence for anti-whaling activists

    Press release – 6 September, 2010Greenpeace has condemned a one-year jail term, suspended for three years, imposed on two Greenpeace activists who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s Southern Ocean whaling programme.Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were today convicted of theft and trespass after carrying out a public interest investigation into whale meat embezzlement…

  • Time for action is now

    Press release – 2 September, 2010An unlikely coalition representing millions of Australians has urged politicians from across the spectrum to put a price on pollution and take action on climate change. The joint statement to the Independent MPs and all political parties is supported by groups representing workers, the church, environmental and social justice groups…