SYDNEY, Nov 11 2019 - Norwegian oil company Equinor has had its proposal to drill in the Great Australian Bight rejected for a second time, after again failing to convince the safety regulator it can drill without putting the entire southern coast of Australia at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.
SYDNEY, Nov 7, 2019 - Regulators will bend the rules to allow Equinor to respond to an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight by deploying a banned chemical cocktail that doesn’t work and is toxic to humans and marine life, according to a new report by Professor Jodie Rummer and Greenpeace.
SYDNEY, Nov 1 2019 - Just weeks before the Australian offshore oil safety regulator NOPSEMA is due to make a decision on Norwegian oil company Equinor’s bid to drill in the Great Australian Bight, new research from Greenpeace has revealed that over the past twelve months the company has overseen a doubling in serious safety incident rates.
NEW YORK, Sept 26, 2019 - The only credible way to address the climate crisis is to end the use of coal, Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama tweeted moments after Scott Morrison defended Australia’s climate inaction at the UN General Assembly.
SYDNEY, September 25 2019 - Climate change is driving potentially rapid and irreversible loss of culture for climate-vulnerable communities such as those in the Pacific, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today.
SYDNEY, Sept 19 2019 - Equinor must publicly release the latest version of its environment plan after the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) rejected the original version due to ”gaps”.
SYDNEY, Sept 17 2019 - Greenpeace welcomes the Senate’s decision to examine the impact of seismic blasting on Australia’s fisheries and the marine environment in response to demands from scientists, conservationists, and the fishing and tourism sectors.
SYDNEY, 13 Sept 2019 - Greenpeace activists have deployed a 30-metre ‘climate emergency’ banner at the site of the iconic former Binna Burra Lodge, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived to survey the damage caused by bushfires this week.
SYDNEY, 11 Sept 2019. Former Liberal Party leader John Hewson will join members of the Federal crossbench and call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency, in a motion to be released today.