Sydney 20th April 2012 - The Opposition leader, Tony Abbott’s pitch to major polluters reached new heights today. Addressing a conference in Brisbane, Mr Abbott said he would out-source the protection of the environment and impacted communities to the States and Territories eager to fast track massive new industrial developments. This would effectively remove environmental safeguards and destroy the cornerstone of community protection from the impacts of such projects
Sydney 14th May 2012: A new study in the journal “Marine Ecology Progress Series” raises serious concerns over the likely impact of the coal and gas rush on Humpback whales, including on likely breeding and calving grounds near Mackay.
Sydney 14th May 2012
As tensions escalate around James Price Point, the proposed site of the Woodside gas hub in the Kimberley, Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on the industry super funds to reconsider their exposure to such a high risk project through their investment in the joint venture partners.
Sydney. Sunday 20th May 2012: As a stricken cargo ship drifts over the Greet Barrier Reef, Greenpeace is renewing its call on Environment Minister Tony Burke for a moratorium on approvals of new coal ports in the World Heritage area until a genuine comprehensive Strategic Assessment is completed.
Sydney. Tuesday 22nd May 2012: Greenpeace is calling on the Newman Government in Queensland to clarify whether scrapping the Abbot Point Multi-Cargo Facility (MCF) was influenced by LNP donor Clive Palmer.
23rd May 2012. In response to attempts by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to downplay the risks of increased shipping through the Great Barrier Reef as a result of the coal boom, Greenpeace is calling on the lobby group to stop misleading the public and to come clean about industry expansion plans.
Sydney, May 24th 2012 – Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets – UK, China and Indonesia - repeatedly confirmed the presence of rainforest fibre in numerous packaging products, including the famous chicken bucket.
Wednesday 4 July 2012: Last night at around 7pm EST, Dutch police ended the Greenpeace blockage of the Margiris, one of Europe’s largest fishing vessels. For five and a half days Greenpeace activists prevented the vessel from departing to Tasmania, Australia. Alongside Greenpeace, local fishermen and environment organisations in Australia have protested strongly against the vessel going to Australia saying it could spell disaster for local recreational fishing and sets a worrying precedent that would undermine our marine stewardship. (1)
Environment groups have today rejected an offer from Federal Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig to enter into negotiations with Tasmanian company Seafish as the closed-door negotiations are an attempt to avoid rather than promote public debate on an issue of state and national importance.
Friday, 27 July 2012: Greenpeace has reacted with delight at the cancellation of $100 million in public funds to a proposed HRL dirty coal-fired power station and is calling on the owners of the project to withdraw their proposal altogether.