Sydney/PNG, Monday 30 July, 2012: A new report, released today by Greenpeace, details the failings of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government and the conflicts of interest that have allowed 5.1 million hectares of customary land in PNG to be given away to foreign-owned corporations and unrepresentative landowner companies for up to 99 years.
Tuesday, September 11, Sydney: Greenpeace congratulated the Gillard government today for showing the courage to prevent the Abel Tasman super trawler fishing in our waters. Greenpeace hailed it as a victory for the Australian community which has united to reject this monster ship. The decision also sends a message to the global super-sized fishing fleets that world community opposition is growing to their unsustainable business model.
Sydney/London/India 19 September, 2012: Mining industry numbers reveal that by allowing coal mining in the untapped Galilee Basin in Queensland, Australia could create more carbon pollution than the entire United Kingdom or Canada.
2nd October, 2012: Greenpeace is calling for tough action by the Australian and Queensland Governments after scientists revealed the Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral cover in 27 years, and may lose half again in the next ten.
Sydney 10th October, 2012: In apparent contravention of a World Heritage Committee decision, Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has approved a massive new coal terminal in the Great Barrier Reef. The decision, published by his Department yesterday, was signed off by the Minister last Thursday.
Monday, 22 October, 2012, Sydney: Greenpeace has today launched a major new campaign exposing Australia’s biggest tuna brand, John West, for unnecessarily killing a whole host of marine life, including sharks, rays, baby tuna and endangered sea turtles for its canned products.
Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, Melbourne: Greenpeace is demanding John West clarify whether it was involved in a decision by a small family-owned company to remove a billboard targeting the company near its head office in Melbourne.
8th November, 2012: Greenpeace says Queensland Environment Minister, Andrew Powell, is wrong when he says new laws being rushed through Parliament won’t allow the release of stagnant, toxic flood water from Queensland coal mines into Queensland drinking water.