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To Australian Banks:

The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is at risk from dredging and dumping associated with the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal terminal.

As a concerned member of the community, I request that you make a clear public commitment to rule out any involvement in arranging or providing finance for new coal terminals (either directly or indirectly) at Abbot Point, and related coal mine and rail infrastructure.

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  • Shubham Jain
    signed 2016-01-29 16:59:18 +1000
    Shubham Jain
  • Oscar Mozer
    signed 2015-08-20 18:03:45 +1000
  • Diana Labiris
    signed 2015-08-19 18:58:13 +1000
  • Kate Noble
    signed 2015-07-09 11:13:53 +1000
  • gracie white
    signed 2015-03-26 12:34:17 +1000
  • Arno Meier
    signed 2015-01-15 02:06:14 +1000
  • Alexander Lester
    signed 2015-01-02 16:02:13 +1000
  • Hilary Kuhn
    signed 2014-12-23 05:34:08 +1000
    How could you even consider financing the destruction of such valuable wetlands? This is not ignorance but only blatant environmental vandalism.
  • Oliver Swingler
    signed 2014-11-19 02:15:14 +1000
  • caitlin leydon
    signed via 2014-11-02 19:05:50 +1000
  • Lewis Macmaster
    signed via 2014-11-01 14:38:50 +1000
  • Andrew Corbett
    signed via 2014-11-01 14:04:26 +1000
  • Emily Schulz
    signed via 2014-10-31 21:00:30 +1000
  • Margaret Corbett
    signed 2014-10-30 15:56:50 +1000
    I cannot believe this is even being considered, the effect it will have on our wildlife is NOT worth ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY. You can’t put a price on Australia’s beautiful wildlife, and I am absolutely dismayed that it is even being considered. As Australians we will not benefit from this, only a few individuals will cash in at the death of so many and the destruction of so much. I am currently with Commonwealth bank and I will definitely, with out a doubt change banks if this money making killing scam goes ahead.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-30 15:44:49 +1000
    Sign the petition: Australian Banks don't risk the Reef!
  • Anne Dunne
    signed 2014-08-14 15:12:47 +1000
  • Brooke McReynolds
    signed 2014-08-14 08:11:04 +1000
    Please don’t invest money to spoil our Great Barrier Reef! Surely preserving the Reef is more profitable.
  • Erin O'Brien
    signed 2014-08-13 20:58:39 +1000
  • Maureen Cooper
    signed 2014-08-13 10:31:36 +1000
    A bank that signs off on the death of our reef will be the pariah of the world.
  • Pamela Faulkner
    signed 2014-08-13 08:57:06 +1000
    Please do not finance the trashing of The Great Barrier Reef – that really makes no sense at all.
  • Stephen Bulloch
    signed 2014-08-13 05:35:57 +1000
  • Kate Brunner
    signed 2014-08-12 20:17:11 +1000
  • Julie Turner
    signed 2014-08-12 20:10:48 +1000
  • Peter Dallas
    signed 2014-08-12 19:52:03 +1000
  • William Moffat
    signed 2014-08-12 17:30:07 +1000
  • Alison Hosken
    signed 2014-08-12 17:20:24 +1000
  • Meredith Ziegler
    signed 2014-08-12 16:48:39 +1000
    As a long standing customer of Westpac (over 20 years) I would be incredibly disappointed to know that as a business Westpac was supporting the expansion of Abbot Point.

    On the Westpac website there is a picture of people scuba diving a reef (see "reach your goals faster with personal loans’). The CEO acknowledes the impact of climate change. Additionally, Westpacs has an aim of assisting customers to transition to a low carbon econmy. Westpac claims to factor in environmental considerations into its lending and investment decisions thorughthe ESG.

    Consequently, unless this is all just PR spin, Westpac should not invest in such a project.

    Globally there is no long term futuer in coal.