Newsletter: Is this the end for Australia’s dirtiest power station?

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From Australia’s dirtiest power plant to the world’s biggest coal port, some of the worst examples of Australia’s dangerous and destructive fossil fuel industry have been grabbing headlines over the past couple of weeks. Check out these stories and more in the latest Market Forces newsletter. Become a Market Forces … Read More

Ten dodgy fossil fuel deals hurting the banks

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Share this story The demise of the fossil fuel industry just got real for Australia’s big banks. Having provided the debt that fueled the last big fossil fuel boom, the likes of ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac now find themselves exposed to projects that are both environmentally and financially toxic, … Read More

Newsletter: Coal-free banks in five years?

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20 May 2016 It’s a little more good news this week. Our latest research shows how the big banks’ loan books could be coal free within the next five years, simply by letting loans to coal power plants, mines and ports expire and not extending their support for the sector. With all four banks supporting … Read More

MELBOURNE 25 May: Join our super funds divestment team!

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Much of Australians’ superannuation is funding dangerous climate change, water and air pollution and destruction of farmland and forests. All over the world responsible financial institutions are divesting from coal, oil and gas companies for both moral and financial reasons. This divestment trend is gaining momentum. Do you want to … Read More

Can the big banks be coal free in five years?

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Whether or not they realised it at the time, Australia’s major banks signed up to some radical changes at the end of 2015. They all came out in support of the goal to hold global warming to below two degrees, recognising the role they had to play in helping the … Read More

“Anything but coal!” Rio Tinto shirks Bulga locals over mine expansion

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Rio Tinto’s Chairman and outgoing CEO side-stepped questions from three Bulga residents on the impact of the controversial Mt Thorley Warkworth coal mine expansion at their annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday. The three “Bulgarians” – Annemaree and Rob McLaughlin and Judith Leslie – were able to attend the AGM in … Read More

QBE dodges questions but offers dialogue


Market Forces representatives attended the QBE AGM in Sydney on Wednesday. QBE is the largest insurer in Australia by market capitalisation, and operates across 37 countries employing over 14,000 people. QBE is also a critical ally to the fossil fuel industry – it underwrites offshore oil rigs, gas storage and … Read More

Defend environmental advocacy – Government report wants to silence us!

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    Government taking aim at #environment groups, stifling #advocacy work. #defendenviroorgs #friendoffoe via @theage [emailpetition id=”8″] The proposed changes to environmental organisations would be devastating to our work. We need community members to stand up and support Market Forces so we can survive these attacks on environmental groups.