1 February 2023 The Australian Government continues to support fossil fuel exploration and development in Australia, despite 2021 modelling by the International Energy Agency (IEA), confirmed again in late 2022, which finds that there can be no new coal, oil or gas projects if the world is to achieve zero … Read More
Dirty dollars – how the fossil fuel industry funds major political parties
1 February 2022 Australia was heavily criticised amid the United Nation’s COP26 climate summit last year, as it reportedly joined or ‘hid behind’ others such as Saudi Arabia and Russia in opposing key commitments and negotiating text. Its last minute commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the … Read More
Dirty money – political donations from the fossil fuel industry
1 February 2021 Prime Minister Scott Morrison was denied a speaking slot at the UN’s 2020 Climate Ambition Summit, and for good reason: Australia’s climate policy is one of the worst, and the rest of the world knows it. Far from being a wake-up call, just weeks ago the Federal … Read More
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: tax-based subsidies direct contributions concessional loans from public financial institutions lax environmental laws and approvals for disastrous projects. Meanwhile, … Read More