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December 9, 2021

Nannas call on CBA to end ‘woolly thinking’ over Adani mine

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The Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) held their inaugural knit-in outside the Commonwealth Bank in Byron Bay last Friday. Nanna Jinta and Nanna Rosie say that the financial institution can have a hand in stopping coal mining. Photo Kieren Nugent
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A new loop of Knitting Nannas have taken to the streets of Byron Bay with their knitting in an effort to shake up the Banks’ woolly thinking. They want the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to cast off Adani.

The CBA is the last of our big four banks still sitting on the fence over funding what would be the biggest coal mine in the world. It would increase Australia’s pollution by 130 times.

Nanna Jinta and Nanna Rosie say the bank needs to ‘make an unequivocal statement on protecting our environment from fossil fuels and publicly rule out any funding to or profit from Adani’s destructive plan.

‘Meanwhile we will be sitting outside the CBA telling people how to “can coal”.’

What you can do, according to the Nannas:

  • Close your CBA account or write to the CEO Ian Narev;
  • Write, call or email state and federal MPs;
  • Tell three people about the disastrous effects of this mine, including to the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Artesian Basin.

‘We have no time to waste if we hope to save the land air and water for the kiddies. Leave fossil fuels in the ground and invest in renewables. We must all act now. Commonwealth Bank can,’ the Nannas said.

Knitting Nannas wear their distinctive yellow and black berets so you can spot them easily. If you see them you’re invited to ‘have a yarn about how we can #StopAdani’.

 


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