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  • John West cans destructive fishing

    Press release – 3 December, 20123 December, 2012, Sydney: Just six weeks after the launch of Greenpeace’s ‘Reject John West’ campaign, John West has pledged to stop using destructive fishing methods that needlessly kill sharks, rays, baby tuna and turtles.This is another major victory for our oceans following the banning of the super trawler earlier…

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  • Greenpeace reveals failings in Abbot Point study

    Press release – 3 December, 20124 December 2012: Greenpeace has this morning released details of two major flaws in the Abbot Point Cumulative Impact Assessment, as the public comment period closes today.The Assessment looks at the environmental impact of three proposed new coal terminals at Abbot Point, just north of the Whitsunday Islands within the…

  • Super trawler belongs on the scrap heap

    Press release – 18 November, 2012Sydney 19th November, 2012: Greenpeace welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to extend the ban on the super trawler, Abel Tasman, for 2 full years.“The only place for the super trawler is on the scrap heap,” said Greenpeace Program Director Ben Pearson. “This boat has plundered fish stocks all around the…

  • Shark attack ends without harm

    Press release – 14 November, 2012Thursday 15 November, 2012: Police have arrested two Greenpeace activists dressed as sharks, ending their five hour occupation of John West headquarters in Melbourne.The two Melbourne women, aged 22 and 25, descended from the John West’s roof after the company’s Managing Director agreed to end a month of silence and…

  • Greenpeace gives John West HQ a makeover

    Press release – 14 November, 2012Melbourne, Thursday 15 November, 2012: Sharks and a giant tuna can are occupying the roof of John West’s headquarters in Melbourne this morning as part of a Greenpeace campaign to expose the company’s destructive fishing practices.Activists dressed as sharks have climbed onto the roof, hanging a banner reading ‘John West…

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  • Coal miners face growing anger over damage to Great Barrier Reef

    Press release – 11 November, 201212 November, 2012: Coal industry executives were faced with over 100 protesters outside the Galilee Basin Coal Conference at the Brisbane Hilton this morning, calling for a halt to coal development that threatens the Great Barrier Reef.The protest is in response to the coal industry’s plans to open up nine…

  • Minister wrong about toxic mine-water release

    Press release – 7 November, 20128th 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.Minister Powell told the media on Monday that new powers in the Economic…

  • John West censors damning YouTube video

    Press release – 31 October, 2012Thursday, November 1, 2012, Sydney: John West attempted to suppress damning evidence about destructive fishing methods used by the company today by removing a Greenpeace spoof video from YouTube.The Greenpeace spoof ad, which edits raw and bloody footage of the fishing method used by John West into the latest John…

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  • Greenpeace campaign censored

    Press release – 30 October, 2012Wednesday, 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.Independent Outdoor Media (IOM) confirmed the Greenpeace ‘Reject John West’ campaign was cut short yesterday…

  • John West: Australia’s worst tuna brand

    Press release – 16 October, 2012Monday, 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.“Australians love tuna, but would be horrified if they…

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