Australia’s major political parties, brought to you by fossil fuels!

February 2020 Every year, Australian governments and their departments spend billions of dollars of your money so that more coal, gas and oil can be extracted and burned. Favourable decisions include: Meanwhile, drought and extreme temperatures are fast becoming the new normal. So how has the fossil fuel industry come … Read More

Urgent: Tell HSBC to withdraw from Payra coal port

31 Jan 2020 Use the form on the right to email HSBC telling the bank to withdraw from Payra Port. UK-headquartered HSBC is arranging finance for the dredging of Payra coal port in Bangladesh. Among other commodities, this port would import 20 million metric tons of coal for eight proposed … Read More

Do you pay more tax than the big fossil fuel companies?

For all the environmental and climate destruction wrought by the fossil fuel industry here in Australia and globally, you’d think there must be a significant payback through taxes, right? Well, sadly, there are ways for massive fossil fuel companies to minimise their tax bills in Australia, and these companies are … Read More

Cue Energy’s empty words on climate change is not enough.

10 December 2019 Cue Energy, an Australian ASX-listed oil and gas company that operates in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia, had to fend off numerous climate-related questions at its annual general meeting yesterday in Melbourne. In its annual report, the company states: “(Cue) recognizes that the management of the … Read More

Oil and gas still a major focus for Karoon Energy

An offshore oil rig

29 November 2019 Karoon Energy has been given plenty of opportunities to provide a credible and evidence-based climate risk management plan, but continues to shirk this responsibility to its shareholders. At Karoon’s 2018 AGM, CEO Robert Hosking claimed “We are at heart environmentalists”. But when asked by shareholders to provide … Read More

Senex: company statements on the Paris Agreement are hollow

SENEX field

18 November 2019 Senex, an Australian oil and gas company, states in its annual report that the company “recognises and accepts the science of climate change and fully supports the objectives of limiting global temperate rise as agreed by governments in the 2015 Paris Agreement.”  It seems, however, from the … Read More

NAB climate commitments too little, too late

15 November 2019 NAB’s sustainability report, released today, signaled an end to the bank’s involvement in thermal coal mining, but places its exit far later than what is needed to help meet the Paris Agreement climate goals. The commitment to be out of thermal coal by 2035 is five years … Read More

BHP commits to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050

7 November, 2019 BHP Chair Ken MacKenzie has publicly applauded the European Commission’s proposal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. However, until now it has been unclear as to whether BHP will adopt the same goals. This appears to have resolved at today’s annual general meeting in Sydney, where a … Read More