Protestors meet shareholders outside New Hope AGM

At last week’s annual general meeting, protesters from Lock the Gate, Great Sandy Strait Saviours and the Oakey Coal Action Alliance met shareholders out the front to point out that company money was being wasted on public relations and legal battles over the Acland Stage 3 mine.   Expansion of … Read More

Wesfarmers shareholders want actions to match the board’s words

16 November 2017 Yesterday afternoon, consumer staples giant Wesfarmers held their annual general meeting (AGM) in Perth. The AGM saw a big turn-up of more than 2000 shareholders who demanded the board answer questions ranging from accountability and disclosure of risks related to human rights, climate change and  remunerations paid … Read More

BHP stands by climate-wrecking MCA

Melbourne, 16 November Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of BHP Billiton in Melbourne was notable for protests outside, and unhappy shareholders inside, who questioned the company’s record on climate change, its relationship with indigenous peoples and its response to the Samarco dam disaster in 2015. BHP is Australia’s largest diversified mining … Read More

Media release: Commbank confirms coal exit

Chairperson Catherine Livingstone will use today’s AGM to confirm Commonwealth Bank’s exit from investment in coal. In a statement submitted to the ASX and soon to be delivered at the AGM, Ms Livingstone says “our coal funding is comparatively small and has been trending down for some time. We expect … Read More

Keep Chinese investment out of Adani Carmichael

We’ve found out how Adani plans to finance their mega coal mine. And we have two months to stop it. Adani has been talking to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a Chinese state owned enterprise capable of supporting the construction of the mine, but also with the financial capacity to … Read More

Downer refuses to shed any light on Chinese involvement in Adani mine

2 November 2017 The board of Downer EDI today came under intense pressure from shareholders at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) over the company’s relationship with Adani and the planned Carmichael coal mine. In an unprecedented move that suggested the board wanted the meeting over and done with as quickly … Read More

Whitehaven’s expansion plans contradicts the Paris Agreement

25 October, 2017 Today at the Whitehaven Coal annual general meeting (AGM), the board and CEO made it clear that the company has no intention of operating in line with the COP21 Paris Agreement. Chairman Mark Vaile and CEO Paul Flynn spoke about the company’s growth prospects, digging up and … Read More

Aurizon shareholders: How does Adani coal align with 2°C?

18 October 2017 Shareholders today grilled Aurizon over its plans to build a railway that would open up the Galilee Basin to coal mining. The coal haulage company currently has a financing bid before the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), rivalling Adani’s request for $1 billion to build the rail … Read More