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David Barnden: Climate & Finance lawyer

David Barnden: Climate & Finance lawyer

EJA is excited to announce that David Barnden has joined us as our Climate & Finance lawyer. In this role, David will be using his legal skills to hold powerful corporations to account. Right now, he’s working on ACCR’s Federal Court appeal for shareholders to...

Commonwealth Bank hearing

Commonwealth Bank hearing

On 1 June we were in court for a hearing in our case against the Commonwealth Bank. This important test case is about the rights of shareholders to put ordinary resolutions to company AGMs. With the power and reach of corporations growing around the world, any extra...

Commonwealth Bank case: Hearing date approaches

Commonwealth Bank case: Hearing date approaches

Our case against the Commonwealth Bank is now scheduled to be heard on 1 June. This case is important in the fight against climate change. If we win, it will make it easier for shareholders to hold the boards of Australian companies to account. Our case against the...

Commwealth Bank case update

Commwealth Bank case update

On Wednesday last week, the Commonwealth Bank held their annual general meeting at which our client, the ACCR, put a special resolution to amend the CBA company constitution to require the bank to report on their financed emissions. On Wednesday last week, the...

We’re taking the Commonwealth Bank to court

We’re taking the Commonwealth Bank to court

Taking on a powerful organisation like the Commonwealth Bank is not something to do lightly, but this case has the potential to provide a powerful tool for change in Australia. Taking on a powerful organisation like the Commonwealth Bank is not something to do...

Media brief: ACCR shareholder resolution case

Who is the ACCR? The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility promotes just and sustainable corporate activity by encouraging ethical investment and facilitating informed shareholder engagement and advocacy. Who is Environmental Justice Australia?...

What the Climate Act Review really means

What the Climate Act Review really means

The State Government tabled the report of the Review of the Climate Change Act 2010 (Vic), along with its response to it, in Parliament on Tuesday. Having had a chance to properly read the report and the government’s response (which were only released on Tuesday...

Abbot Point Port and the Great Barrier Reef

Abbot Point Port and the Great Barrier Reef

The Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke MP, is due to make a decision on whether to approve the new coal terminal at the port at Abbot Point, Queensland. The proposed coal terminal will have significant impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. It will require...

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