Two 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.
Land 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.
Greenpeace is condemning ANZ’s hypocrisy after revelations the bank tried to hide a $150 million loan to recommission a highly polluting power station in Western Australia. This came just two weeks after accepting a major international award for ‘climate change mitigation and environmental performance.’
Greenpeace looks forward to the long-awaited recommended
changes to Food Labelling Law and Policy to be presented tomorrow to the Food Regulation Ministerial Council, and urge the Government to swiftly release the recommendations to the public.
Last night, activists from Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior exposed a Taiwanese owned fish carrier Lung Yuin suspected of violations of Taiwanese fisheries laws moored in the port of Kaoshiung, Taiwan and called on Taiwanese Fisheries Agency to investigate the fish carrier ship (1). Activists projected the phrases "Illegal in Taiwan?", "Investigate and as appropriate prosecute now!" and "Pacific tuna plunder" onto the hull of Lung Yuin, which is bound to collect tuna from the Pacific Ocean.
Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today prevented the departure of fish carrier MV Lung Yuin, demanding that Taiwan's Fisheries Agency (FA) properly investigate and as appropriate, prosecute the ship’s owners, who are in apparent breach of Taiwan’s laws. A Greenpeace activist chained himself to Lung Yuin's anchor chain with a banner reading "FA, investigate Now.”