Santos challenged over its plans to frack the Northern Territory

Santos AGM 2019 protest

2 May 2019 Shareholders and board members arriving at Santos’ annual general meeting (AGM) in Adelaide this morning were greeted by a large crowd highlighting Santos’ flagrant disregard for Indigenous land rights and a safe climate. The company plans to open up thousands of square kilometres of the Northern Territory … 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: Meanwhile, drought and extreme temperatures are fast becoming the new normal and annual carbon emissions were up by 0.6% … Read More

Artwork contributes to supporting Narrabri locals

In May this year, hundreds of people contributed to a crowdfunder to allow locals, including five farmers and a Gomeroi Traditional Owner, to attend the Santos annual general meeting to show the overwhelming community opposition to Santos’ coal seam gas project. One supporter, Jenny McCracken, raised money for this crowdfunder … Read More

Fierce opposition to Narrabri gas project

3 May 2018 Gomeroi traditional owners and farmers from Narrabri made it very clear today at Santos’ annual general meeting (AGM) that they do not want Santos to go ahead with its unconventional gas project in the Pilliga Forest (known by traditional owners as the Billiga). Farmer Adam Macrae explained … Read More

Did your super fund vote for climate action?

You may have seen our recent research revealing that the vast majority of Australia’s biggest super funds are regularly voting against climate action at the companies they invest in. Well, super funds were given the opportunity to turn this trend around at three recent annual general meetings. Use the form … 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

APA’s partnership with Santos faces shareholder criticism

27 October 2017 At the annual general meeting of APA held today in Sydney, company executives faced several questions from shareholders regarding their Western Slopes Pipeline project in Northern NSW. The $450 million pipeline project is a partnership with Santos to connect coal seam gas (CSG) from their Narrabri gas … Read More

Shareholders put climate front and centre

Market Forces is all about empowering community members to hold organisations accountable for their climate and environmental impacts. A major element of this work involves working with shareholders to enable them to raise these issues directly with companies at their annual general meetings (AGMs). In the first half of 2017, … Read More

Statement: Market Forces reiterates Santos position

18 May 2017 In response to a clumsy attempt by Santos to dance around the statements that Chairman Peter Coates made at the Santos AGM on the 4th of May, Market Forces would like to issue this clarification: We know Santos is supportive of the Paris Agreement and the 2 … Read More