Join the National Day of Divestment Action

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Ready for Australia's biggest divestment action ever? It's time to tell the big banks: no more fossil fuels!

Join the National Divestment Day!

The problem

Our banks are funding a big problem. Since 2008, the "Big 4" banks - Westpac, Commonwealth, NAB and ANZ - have loaned almost $19 billion to new coal and gas projects in Australia. These projects threaten our land, water, health, the climate and precious ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. Over the past 8 months, thousands of Big 4 customers have called on the banks to stop lending to fossil fuels. But to date, those calls have fallen on deaf ears.

In 2014, the fossil fuel industry will be fighting harder than ever to get a raft of new expansion projects off the ground – from Maules Creek mine in NSW’s Leard State Forest to coal and gas ports on the Great Barrier Reef - they’ll be turning to our banks to help them out.

The solution

Now’s our opportunity to step up the fight to protect our communities, climate and environment from the fossil fuel industry. This year, we’ll be working with other groups across Australia to show the big banks that fossil fuels are not only bad for the climate, environment and communities – they’re bad for business. If the banks won’t divest from fossil fuels, then we’ll divest from them.

On the 3rd of May, join hundreds of bank customers switching to fossil free banks as part of Australia’s first ever national day of bank divestment action. Sign up today with our friends over at 350.org!

Find your nearest event

Friday 2nd of May @ 12:30

City

Meeting Point

Which Banks

Location

Sydney

Entrance to World Square Shopping Centre, corner of George and Liverpool Streets

All banks

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Canberra

“The Chess Board”, Garema Place

All banks

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Hobart

Outside the NAB building, Corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets

All banks

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Perth

218 St Georges Terrace

Westpac

Click here

Wollongong

Crown Street Mall, Corner of Kembla and Crown Streets

All banks

Click here

Byron Bay

Small Park next to ANZ Branch, 57 Jonson St

All banks

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Sale (VIC)

Clock Tower (Raymond St- opposite the Commonwealth Bank)

All banks

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Coffs Harbour (NSW)

City Square, Harbour Drive (corner near St George’s Bank)

All banks

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Maroochydore (QLD)

Cornmeal Parade, near Horton Parade (opposite Dick Smith)

 

All banks

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Narrabri (NSW)

Tibbereena Street (Newell Highway), Narrabri

Car parking around the back of Visitors Centre

All banks

Click here

Murwillumbah (NSW) this event starts at 15:30

The park at the intersection of Wharf St and Tumbulgum Road

 All banks

  Click here

Castlemaine (VIC) this event starts at 15:00

NAB, 145 Barker St Castlemaine

All banks

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Saturday 3rd of May @ 09:30

City

Meeting Point

Which Banks

Location

Sydney

Paddy Markets, corner of Hay and Sussex Streets

Commonwealth, Westpac

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Melbourne

Corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets

All banks

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Perth

Forrest Chase, in front of the GPO

Commonwealth, ANZ, NAB

Click here

Brisbane

Queen Street Mall, corner of Albert and Queen Streets

All banks

Click here

Adelaide

Beehive Corner/Western end of Rundle Mall

All banks

Click here

 

Resources

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