Media Release: Palaszczuk’s broken promise on QIC Adani trainwreck

Palaszczuk’s broken promise on QIC Adani trainwreck Friday 31 March, 2017: Support to Adani’s rail infrastructure from QIC is in clear breach of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s election promise not to use public money to prop up the controversial coal project, according to environmental finance group, Market Forces. “QIC, wholly owned by … Read More

Aurizon wants to unlock Galilee coal – Take action!

17 March 2017 Aurizon has applied for a $1.25 billion loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) to construct the railway link needed to open Queensland’s Galilee Basin to coal mining. And guess what? Your super fund is most likely invested in this company! Click here to take action … Read More

Westpac tests the patience of ethical investors

9 December 2016 Westpac’s ‘clean and green’ image was shattered today at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Adelaide. It started outside the venue where a group of young people presented Westpac with a ‘climate hypocrite’ award for their bankrolling of dirty fossil fuel projects. The world famous fish ‘Nemo’ … Read More

Human rights are great but there’s money to make!

3 November 2016 Downer EDI provides engineering and mining infrastructure services to mining companies. In 2015 it was chosen as a contractor for Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. A coal mine that cannot go ahead if we are to give ourselves a chance of avoiding two … Read More

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

Keeping Euros out of dirty coal in Australia

5 May 2014 If we’re going to stop new dirty coal projects getting funded, we need to work both in Australia and internationally. Market Forces is in Europe where, over the next couple of weeks, several banks that are key to new coal export projects in Australia are having their … Read More

Inside the Aurizon AGM

14 November 2013 Shareholders of quite varying and exotic strains descended on the Aurizon AGM on Wednesday. A colourful and vibrant protest outside suggested that things were going to be a little different from the usual fare of remuneration packages and directorship self congratulation. For many garden variety shareholders in … Read More