Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any new coal mines and coal fired generation projects including the proposed Adani coal mine to our north.
I was only one of many thousands of people who made a stand and divested from Westpac due to their recently changed policy to support the Adani mega destructive coal mine.
We now ask our federal representative, Justine Elliot, to openly oppose the Adani coal mine and the use of taxpayers’ money to fund the $1billion rail link.
The mining, transport, and burning of coal kills people. The world is moving on from this dangerous dirty fuel.
Adani companies are under investigation for corruption, fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in India, and nine of the 20 Adani subsidiaries registered in Australia are ultimately owned by an entity registered in the infamous Cayman Islands tax haven.
Coal pollution is the biggest driver of climate change.