Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:45
On the 18th of October, Market Forces and 350.org will to coordinate what’s set to be Australia’s biggest ever day of divestment action on fossil fuels! We’re calling on thousands of Australians to turn out at bank branches around Australia and publicly close their accounts in protest if the big banks won’t stop funding the dirty fossil fuel industry.
Get involved – sign up for divestment day by filling in the form on this page. We’ll stay in touch with details on event locations and resources to help you switch banks and make it count.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:35
Most of South East South Australia is under exploration license for Unconventional Gas and Oil. The South Australian government’s “Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in SA” outlines the government and industry vision to allow exploration and extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas and tight gas in 35% of the state. Tenements cover arid zone areas as well as populated regional areas, and important farmland.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:03
Well it didn’t go entirely to plan, but they got there in the end. Tony Abbott’s pledge to repeal the price on carbon finally got through the Senate today, with the support of Clive Palmer and his Party.
It is hard not to feel angry at a government that is so wilfully gutting the limited actions on climate change that had been put in place by the previous federal government.
But, of course, getting angry doesn’t change things. Getting strategically active does.
There are still aspects of federal climate action remaining, that we must work to defend (see below).
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 27/06/2014 - 10:29
Wednesday 16 July and Wednesday 23 July
6 – 7pm
kuril dhagun, Lois Williams Room
State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane
The event includes screening of “Dire Straits”, a short film on Saibai Island, the video of an action by the Poruma (Coconut) Island community, and a panel discussion: Torres Strait Islander speakers & SBS reporter Stefan Armbruster.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 11/06/2014 - 10:24
Are your personal finances helping to damage the climate? Chances are they are, without you even knowing it. Do you have a bank deposit? Are you a member of a super fund? Do you own shares? If so, your money is probably being used to finance the companies that extract, transport and burn coal, oil and gas and cause climate change. Emissions from fossil fuels are the main cause of climate change – threatening damage to ecosystems, human health and economies.