Renewables lending plummets as Katter calls for coal funding

4 July 2016 On the same day that Bob Katter demands public money be sunk into the proposed Galilee Basin coal export projects we find that, as of late June 2016, the big four banks’ lending to renewable energy is near record lows. If we had a dollar for every #renewableenergy … Read More

Can the big banks be coal free in five years?

18 May 2016 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 … Read More

QBE dodges questions but offers dialogue

5 May 2016 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, … Read More

Defend environmental advocacy – Government report wants to silence us!

4 May 2016 A report tabled in Parliament today contains recommendations that would stifle free speech and reduce environmental organisations’ ability to hold governments and other decision-makers accountable for their actions. Last year, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott set up the inquiry, and despite it actually finding that environmental organisations … Read More

Bulga to Brisbane update: Thanks and final preparations

3 May 2016 After an incredible response to our crowdfunding campaign, Bulga residents Aneemaree and Rob McLaughlin and Judith Leslie are now preparing to take their fight up to Rio Tinto at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Brisbane on Thursday. The crowdfunding campaign has less than a day remaining, and … Read More

Climate change: made possible by QBE

Activists this morning gave QBE’s headquarters a colourful new rebranding, illustrating how the insurance company was making climate change possible through its underwriting of major fossil fuel projects.

Tough questions asked at Woodside AGM

22 April 2016 Woodside Petroleum’s annual general meeting in Perth yesterday saw Chairman Michael Chaney and CEO Peter Coleman face questions over political donations and corruption, as well as how their business model – grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground for other people to burn – fits in with a … Read More

Media Release: Peabody bankruptcy a cautionary tale for Australian investors

Melbourne, Wednesday 13 April 2016 Today’s long-expected bankruptcy announcement by Peabody should serve a cautionary tale to Australian investors still holding fossil fuel stocks, according to financial activist group Market Forces. “Australian investors who held Peabody stocks since 2011 would have been severely burned by the decline of the company,” … Read More