NAB arranging funds for Origin Energy despite new climate policy

15 November 2021 Just days after releasing a new “transition-focused” oil and gas policy, it has been revealed that NAB is co-arranging a A$2.4 billion loan for Origin Energy. Origin Energy is pursuing gas drilling in the Beetaloo Basin, which would emit up to 1.35 billion tonnes of CO2-e over … Read More

Origin Energy shuts down Traditional Owner and climate change concerns

20 October 2020 Origin Energy took advantage of the COVID-19 situation to stifle shareholders’ rights to challenge the company at its annual general meeting today. After taking questions from shareholders for less than 40 minutes, Origin Chair Gordon Cairns refused to accept any more questions on Traditional Owner concerns around … 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

Super funds back Origin’s smoke and mirrors climate plan

16 October 2019 Origin Energy’s annual general meeting today was dominated by shareholder and community concerns over the climate, environmental and social impacts of the company’s dirty fossil fuel operations and plans. That’s not surprising given Origin is one of Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas polluters and has plans to prolong … Read More

Friends in high places: fossil fuel political donations

February 2019 Every year, Australian governments and their departments spend billions of dollars of your money to help more coal, gas and oil to 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