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May 29, 2022

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An anti-Adani action at a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney. Photo New Matilda/Jeff Tan
An anti-Adani action at a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney. Photo New Matilda/Jeff Tan

As part of a fortnight of global actions against dirty energy, concerned Byron Shire residents will meet at Railway Park’s rotunda at noon on Thursday, March 23, before walking down to the Commonwealth Bank to ask them to stop funding new or expanding coal mines. 

Co-organiser Emma Briggs says, ‘Since the Paris Climate Change agreement was signed in December 2015, Commbank has loaned more money to fossil-fuel projects than any other Australian bank.

‘They still have a relationship with [foreign miner] Adani, through their QLD Abbot Point refinancing deal’.

She says research by Market Forces claims, ‘in the past year, they invested $3.886 billion in this old technology, which could have been used to finance clean energy instead.’

For more information visit the Break Free Byron Bay Facebook page.


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