Action for week starting 10.8.20 – Back to the banks to stop Adani!

A month ago we asked you to send an email (organised by the Australian Marine Conservation Society) to the banks through which Adani was attempting to raise funds. Now Market Forces tells us that these tactics are having real effects.  After Market Forces, and other groups (like us!) involved in the #StopAdani campaign, pointed out … Continue reading Action for week starting 10.8.20 – Back to the banks to stop Adani!

Action for week starting 3.8.20 – The Clean Jobs Plan

Support the Climate Council’s plan to address both the climate and economic crises together. On June 22 we told you of the Climate Council’s plan to reshape our economy – to build our economy into a clean energy superpower by addressing the climate and economic crises together. The council has now released its plan which … Continue reading Action for week starting 3.8.20 – The Clean Jobs Plan

Action for week starting 13.7.20 – The banks and fossil fuel lending

Tell Australia’s big banks to stop backing fossil fuel expansion. Market Forces has spent the past 12 months researching and compiling data on lending by ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac, to see how well their rhetoric on support for the Paris Agreement matches their actual lending.  The sheer hypocrisy of what they found is breathtaking: … Continue reading Action for week starting 13.7.20 – The banks and fossil fuel lending

Action for week starting 6.7.20 – Help stop Adani’s Abbot Point coal port

Adani’s Abbot Point coal port project is deeply in debt.  Right now, they are reaching out to banks and finance companies, looking for help to repay the $1 billion debt they owe on Abbot Point in the next two years. If Adani can be forced to repay their debt on Abbot Point, they can’t then … Continue reading Action for week starting 6.7.20 – Help stop Adani’s Abbot Point coal port

Action for week starting 29.6.20 – Stop diversion of funds to fossil fuel projects

Support this petition to prevent the use of funds meant to support renewable energy projects being used to fund fossil fuel projects. The coalition government plans to divert public funds meant for support of renewable energy from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to fund coal and gas … Continue reading Action for week starting 29.6.20 – Stop diversion of funds to fossil fuel projects

Action for week starting 22.6.20 – Support the Climate Council’s campaign

 Support the Climate Council’s campaign to ensure that climate crisis solutions are integral to Australia’s economic recovery. The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation, founded in 2013 by tens of thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission … Continue reading Action for week starting 22.6.20 – Support the Climate Council’s campaign

Action for week starting 15.6.20 – Read about the Covid-19 Commission

This week, there being no suitable petition available, we ask you to take the time to read an article reporting on the Covid-19 Commission published in The Guardian last Saturday. Paul Bastian is the national secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and a member of a manufacturing taskforce advising the federal government’s Covid-19 Commission. … Continue reading Action for week starting 15.6.20 – Read about the Covid-19 Commission

Action for week starting 8.6.20 – No public money for fossil fuel projects

Ask your MP to make sure that public money for the response to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic is not spent supporting fossil fuel projects. A total of 36 individual policy changes or requests for project-specific support have been made to state and federal governments during the Covid-19 crisis by lobbying groups … Continue reading Action for week starting 8.6.20 – No public money for fossil fuel projects

Action for week starting 1.6.20 – Petition for renewably powered economic recovery

Emissions reduction funding to rebuild Australian manufacturing must be used for renewable energy, not gas. New analysis from the Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program has found that using Covid‑19 recovery funding to subsidise the gas industry would create few jobs, increase emissions, and lock in higher energy prices.  But under the cover of the … Continue reading Action for week starting 1.6.20 – Petition for renewably powered economic recovery

Action for week starting 25.5.20 – Email your MP about the Covid-19 Commission

Protest Scott Morrison’s COVID-19 National Coordination Commission links to fossil fuels. The Covid-19 National Coordination Commission was set up on March 25 with no terms of reference, no register of conflicts of interest, and even less divulged about its financial resources. Stacked with executives from the gas and mining lobbies it is turning out to be … Continue reading Action for week starting 25.5.20 – Email your MP about the Covid-19 Commission