Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal’s bond issue

Win! Deutsche Bank abandons Whitehaven Coal's toxic bond issue

20 May 2022 A media report in Germany confirmed publicly this week that Deutsche Bank has withdrawn from its involvement in a bond issue for climate-wrecking Whitehaven Coal, following a concerted people-powered campaign coordinated by Market Forces.  Business media outlet Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday that:  “According to information from financial … Read More

Win! Credit Suisse rules out Whitehaven Coal

The monstrous Maules Creek coal mine, destroying swathes of the Leard State Forest, NSW. Image courtesy of the Lock the Gate Alliance

Climate-wrecking coal company Whitehaven Coal received a $1 billion loan in February 2020 from a group of major banks, including European investment bank Credit Suisse. Late last year, Credit Suisse updated its policy on thermal coal mining, clearly excluding Whitehaven from any further funding. This makes Credit Suisse the first … Read More

China coal shift a body blow to Australian coal

22 September 2021 Overnight, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to the United Nations General Assembly that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”. The statement follows similar announcements made earlier this year by Japan and South Korea.  Since 2013, 65% of global public finance for coal power stations … Read More

NAB and Westpac: Stop funding Whitehaven Coal!

NAB & Westpac- Stop Funding Whitehaven's Dirty Coal

15 September 2021 The federal Environment Minister has just signed-off approval for Whitehaven’s climate-wrecking Vickery coal mine. But Whitehaven still needs to find enough money to match the mine’s $600 million price-tag. Despite stating their support for the Paris Agreement, NAB and Westpac loaned a combined $220 million to Whitehaven … Read More

Coal affair sinks Mark Vaile’s uni application

23 June 2021 Thanks to an enormous backlash from students, staff, alumni, donors and the NTEU, former Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of Whitehaven Coal Mark Vaile decided to walk away from his appointment as the next chancellor of Newcastle University [1]. Vaile’s decision underscores that associating with the climate-wrecking … Read More

Woah big spender! New Hope splashes out promoting climate-wrecking coal

New Acland coal mine - Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance

11 June 2021 Data released last month shows that coal company New Hope splurged over $650,000 on the 2020 Queensland election, ranking fourth on a ‘big spenders’ list headed by Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy Pty Ltd [1]. The bulk of the company’s expenditure was on advertising, marketing and public relations advice … Read More

Spotlight on big banks after landmark court decision

Whitehaven coal train protests

28 May 2021 In a landmark judgment yesterday about Whitehaven’s proposed Vickery coal mine, Australia’s Federal Court decided that the national environment minister has a duty of care not to cause harm to young people from climate change. According to Ava Princi, one of the eight school students who brought … Read More