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Toxic water pollution demonstrates that even dead coal mines are dangerous

Press release | 20 August, 2017 at 13:03

August 21, 2017: The contamination of Sydney’s drinking water catchment by millions of litres of highly toxic water from a decommissioned mine is yet another reason for the government to distance itself from the polluting coal mining industry.

Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 11:25

Korpfjell, Barents Sea, Norway 17 August 2017: Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are...

Fraud investigation yet another reason to keep Australian taxpayers’ money out of...

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 11:20

August 16, 2017: The Australian government must immediately rule out a taxpayer-funded loan to coal miner Adani after revelations the company is accused of fraudulently siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowed money into overseas tax...

Government doing nothing to protect communities from toxic power plants

Press release | 14 August, 2017 at 11:50

August 15, 2017: A report has found that levels of toxic air pollution emitted by Australian coal fired power plants are so high that many of them would be illegal in the US and Europe.

Commonwealth Bank flunks climate test

Press release | 13 August, 2017 at 13:10

August 14, 2017: The climate policy released today by the Commonwealth Bank is significantly worse than expected and will do nothing to restore the bank’s tattered reputation.

CommBank must rule out all new coal - not just Adani’s Carmichael mine

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 16:59

Sydney, 11 August 2017: Commonwealth Bank have become the 24th bank to rule out funding the controversial Adani mine, but need to show significantly more ambition and rule out all new coal funding in their updated climate policy expected to be...

More secret deals at NAIF show ‘slush fund’ must be dissolved

Press release | 10 August, 2017 at 12:56

August 11, 2017: The secret departure of a board director of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) one week before a senate inquiry is yet another clear sign it is operating as a “slush fund” without accountability and must be...

Prominent Australians’ open letter warns NAIF board against giving $1 billion of...

Press release | 9 August, 2017 at 13:51

August 10, 2017: Leaders from Australian business, industry, and academia have published an open letter in The Australian Financial Review calling for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide more transparency around their...

New coal mine approval at Wandoan an affront to common sense

Press release | 8 August, 2017 at 12:37

August 9, 2017: The approval of a new coal lease in southern Queensland shows the government are more interested in propping up the fossil fuel industry than protecting communities and the environment.

World first court case highlights CommBank’s climate change risk

Press release | 7 August, 2017 at 13:08

Sydney, Australia August 8, 2017: Groundbreaking shareholder litigation filed against Australia’s largest bank by its own shareholders will argue that the Commonwealth Bank have failed in their duty to disclose the risk that climate change poses...

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