• Update: As Greenpeace protest continues, support increases

    23 April 2013

    Coral Sea, off Australia coast, 24 April 2013: As six Greenpeace volunteers remain on a coal export ship they boarded just outside the Great Barrier Reef this morning, support from prominent Australians is gathering pace.

  • Greenpeace coal ship protest ends, campaign to continue

    24 April 2013

    Coral Sea, off Australian coast – 25 April 2013-- Six Greenpeace activists who maintained a 28 hour protest on board a coal ship as it left Australia have returned to the Rainbow Warrior and are on their way to Cairns.

  • Queensland Government planning to quadruple dredging at Abbot Point

    7 May 2013

    Sydney, Wednesday 8 May 2013: New analysis by Greenpeace shows that the Queensland Government’s plan for the next wave of coal terminal development at Abbot Point in north Queensland will require dredging of an extra 13 million cubic metres of seabed within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area – more than four times the current amount proposed.

  • Channel 9 bottles it over controversial recycling ad

    9 May 2013

    Sydney, Friday 10th May 2013: In an 11th hour decision, Channel 9 has banned Greenpeace’s controversial ad in support of a national cash for cans recycling scheme.  The ad – lampooning Coca-Cola’s opposition to effective recycling – has gone viral, being viewed over half a million times on YouTube since its release on Monday.

  • Pacific tuna boats struggle for survival.

    12 May 2013

    Honiara, May 13, 2013 – Local tuna boat operators targeting albacore in the South Pacific are under threat of being pushed out of operation altogether due to the steady growth in numbers of subsidized foreign fishing vessels. (i)

  • New research means Burke must refuse Reef dredging permit

    28 May 2013

    Under questioning during Senate Estimates in Canberra yesterday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) revealed that the impacts of seabed dredging for coal port developments along the Great Barrier Reef coast could be far worse than previously understood.