Rally: It's crunch time to #StopAdani
Start: Friday, May 05, 2017•11:00 AM
End: Friday, May 05, 2017•12:30 PM
Last week Westpac effectively ruled out funding Adani's mine by releasing a climate policy that prevented lending to projects in new coal basins.
This is a HUGE community win!! Congratulations to everyone who has taken part.
However, this week, CommBank has returned. New evidence leaked to the media has confirmed CommBank is Adani’s transactional banker.
The evidence shows that in March - while people were turning out in their thousands at the #StopAdani Roadshow - the Commonwealth Bank was helping Adani lay down a $1.6 million deposit for the water license they need for their dirty coal mine
Together, we’ll use the Week of Action that was going to up the ante on Westpac to celebrate our victory. And we’ll refocus our power onto the next great challenge - pushing CommBank to join the chorus of major investors saying no to Adani’s climate catastrophe.
CommBank never ruled out Adani. We’ve always said that they only ‘distanced’ themselves. We never knew how close Adani and CommBank were. Now that Westpac and NAB have ruled out funding for Adani, it’s time for our biggest and oldest bank to do the same.Our message will be simple, ‘Westpac have ruled out Adani. CommBank, now it’s your turn!’
WHAT: A Rally against Adani's mega coal mine. We'll say thanks to Westpac for making the right decision to rule out funding for the mine, hear an update on the campaign, have a few speakers and then march 100m down the road on to our next target -- CommBank
WHEN: Friday 5th May, 11am
WHERE: Meet outside Westpac's Branch at 260 Queen St, Brisbane.
This event is being organised by the #StopAdani Brisbane group as part of a week of actions across the country. For any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org