Dirty and Dark – political donations from the fossil fuel industry

1 February 2023 The Australian Government continues to support fossil fuel exploration and development in Australia, despite 2021 modelling by the International Energy Agency (IEA), confirmed again in late 2022, which finds that there can be no new coal, oil or gas projects if the world is to achieve zero … Read More

NAB fails to address fossil fuel lending loopholes at 2022 AGM

16 December 2022 NAB faces shareholder backlash over continued support for new fossil fuels at 2022 AGM Today, National Australia Bank (NAB) faced a formal proposal from shareholders asking it to demonstrate how the company’s financing would not be used for the purposes of new or expanded fossil fuel projects. … Read More

Westpac’s ‘laughable’ greenwashing called out at 2022 AGM

14 December 2022 Over 10% of Westpac’s shareholders defied the board to support a formal proposal calling on the bank to demonstrate how its funding won’t be used for new fossil fuel projects at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne. The bank was also grilled over the community costs … Read More

NAB gets dangerously close to climate policy breach

NAB, which has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement, today released its inaugural Climate Report and once again failed to commit to ruling out financing companies building new fossil fuel projects.  NAB said it will be “considering selectively reducing exposure to high emitting … Read More

Big super funds quietly selling down shares in Santos and Woodside

18 October 2022 The latest round of mandatory super fund disclosures reveal that most of Australia’s biggest super funds are selling shares in climate wrecking oil and gas companies Santos and Woodside. Some funds, however, have significantly increased their stake in these companies, which are both pursuing new oil and … Read More

New analysis: Australia’s biggest super funds fractured on fossil gas

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 18 October: New analysis by Market Forces reveals some of Australia’s biggest super funds have been selling millions of shares in oil and gas giants Woodside and Santos, while others are investing heavily in these climate-wrecking companies. The Market Forces study finds 11 out of the 14 … Read More

UniSuper climate report is hot air and poor action

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 14 September: UniSuper’s new climate risk report reveals the mega fund has continued quietly selling down its investments in Australia’s largest gas producer, Woodside, and to a lesser extent, fellow climate-wrecking oil and gas expander, Santos. Despite mergers and share price changes that would have seen UniSuper’s … Read More

Santos sanctions another new project incompatible with 1.5°C

17 August 2022 Australia’s second biggest oil and gas producer, Santos, has today announced a final investment decision on the new Pikka Phase 1 oil project in Alaska. The decision comes despite the International Energy Agency’s warning that no new oil fields should be developed beyond those approved as of … Read More