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: Meanwhile, drought and extreme temperatures are fast becoming the new normal and annual carbon emissions were up by 0.6% … Read More

Another year, another $1m in political donations from fossil fuel companies

1 February 2018 Malcolm Turnbull’s personal donation of $1.75 million around the time of the 2016 Federal election may have grabbed all the headlines, but the ongoing contributions to political parties by Australia’s largest fossil fuel companies may explain why our climate policies are so appallingly weak. Fossil fuel companies … Read More

Victoria steps up on political donations reform, now for the Feds

19 September 2017 In light of the Victorian Government’s proposed changes to political donation laws, we thought we should share our submission to the federal Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, which we made on 11 September 2017. But firstly, what has the Victorian Government actually proposed? There is a … Read More

Tough questions asked at Woodside AGM

22 April 2016 Woodside Petroleum’s annual general meeting in Perth yesterday saw Chairman Michael Chaney and CEO Peter Coleman face questions over political donations and corruption, as well as how their business model – grabbing fossil fuels out of the ground for other people to burn – fits in with a … Read More