Fact Check: Siemens’ attempt to justify the unjustifiable

Siemens Don't Build Adani protest banner

21 January 2020 Last week Siemens confirmed it intends to go ahead and do signalling work for Adani’s climate-wrecking Carmichael coal project rail line. Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attempted to justify this unjustifiable decision with a public statement full of nonsense, red herrings and dodgy spin. There are a number … Read More

Media release: Siemens decides to work on Adani Carmichael coal project

Responding to the news that Siemens has decided to continue working on the Adani Carmichael coal export project, Market Forces Executive Director Julien Vincent said: “Siemens’ appalling decision to keep working on Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine shows its indifference to the horrendous climate change impacts being faced by Australia and the rest … Read More

Market Forces launches UniSuper DIVEST campaign

13 January 2020 Market Forces has joined with academics, scientists, researchers and university employees across Australia to launch a major new campaign to pressure super fund, UniSuper, to divest billions of dollars of members’ retirement savings from fossil fuel companies driving the climate crisis. To mark the start of the … Read More

Shareholders fire a shot across NAB’s bow over climate failure

18 December 2019 After record levels of shareholder support for climate risk management resolutions at ANZ and Westpac, it was NAB’s turn today to face the music over its failure to adequately manage climate risk. Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, NAB has continued to lend heavily to … Read More

ANZ grilled on climate inaction and secret coal plan

17 December 2019 Coal lending was on the agenda two weeks before ANZ’s annual shareholder meeting in Brisbane today, as revelations hit the news that ANZ had a secret plan to slash its thermal coal mining loans by 75% (representing more than $700 million) by 2024. The secrecy of the … Read More

GHD’s announcement doesn’t go far enough

On 16 December 2019, global engineering firm and Adani’s longest-serving contractor GHD updated a statement on its website revealing it has no ongoing contractual obligations on the climate-busting Carmichael coal mine project. This is a welcome and important first step but disappointingly doesn’t go far enough. After 10 years of … Read More

Westpac: a laggard on climate change

12 December 2019 Westpac’s board knew they would be facing fired-up shareholders at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) but perhaps weren’t prepared to bear the weight of responsibility for the impacts on communities and customers fighting the climate crisis.  Amid its recent scandals, the board was forced to address the … 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