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REST case to set climate risk precedent

REST case to set climate risk precedent

In a world first, 23-year-old Mark McVeigh has filed a legal action alleging the trustee of his retirement fund, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST), breached the fiduciary duties owed to him by failing to adequately consider climate change risks. McVeigh...

The Adani Brief Update

The Adani Brief Update

On February 15, 2017, Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) published The Adani Brief, which documented allegations of conduct by the Adani Group and its associated entities, including alleged illegal dealings and corruption, current and past court cases filed against...

Clean air for all Victorians?

Clean air for all Victorians?

Let’s start this discussion with the thought that the air we breathe belongs to everyone. We can’t divide the air space into boundaries that pollution can be contained in. Most of us are exposed to whatever is emitted into the atmosphere – whether we’re close to the...

EJA files complaint with Ombudsman about EFIC

EJA files complaint with Ombudsman about EFIC

Update The office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman has confirmed that it is investigating our complaint. We will update this page when further information comes to hand. Please follow EJA on Twitter and Facebook for news. 6 July 2018 Environmental Justice Australia, on...

Could a future Labor government really stop the Adani mine?

Could a future Labor government really stop the Adani mine?

Bill Shorten’s statement last week that Adani’s proposed Galilee Basin mega coal mine would ‘absolutely not’ receive Labor’s support if it didn’t stack up commercially or environmentally gave the clearest indication yet that the ALP may be shifting its position on the...

NAIF: Any port in a storm

NAIF: Any port in a storm

Subsidising climate change In the midst of a senate inquiry into its governance and operation and facing a barrage of criticism for being a slush fund to finance Adani’s Carmichael mine, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, NAIF, announced its first loan in...

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

An estimated 16,000 Australians joined together at 45 events around the nation on Saturday 7 October 2017 to spell out ‘Stop Adani’ with their bodies in a vivid display of community opposition to what would be one of the biggest coal mines in the world. Around 2,000...

NAIF prepared to do risky business

NAIF prepared to do risky business

Precious little is known about the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s appetite for risk. NAIF, the fund that administers $5 billion of taxpayers’ money and which is believed to be considering support for a coal-carting railway to service Adani’s Carmichael...

The Safe Climate Transition Act: a new paradigm for climate action?

The Safe Climate Transition Act: a new paradigm for climate action?

What would an emergency all-of-government climate change law look like? Most people concerned about climate change agree that we need to phase out our reliance on fossil fuels. But how quickly can we do this and what is the best way to bring this transition about? Are...

Body considering Adani loan has loose governing framework

Body considering Adani loan has loose governing framework

The investment mandate for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is legally ‘loose’ and its safeguards completely inadequate for a body that administers $5 billion of taxpayers’ money. That is one of the conclusions we’ve come to in our submission to...

Climate change risk disclosure case goes before the Federal Court

Climate change risk disclosure case goes before the Federal Court

Environmental Justice Australia has filed proceedings against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on behalf of shareholders for failing to adequately disclose climate change risk in the bank’s 2016 annual report. The claim was lodged in the Federal Court of Australia...

Superannuation trustee duties and climate risk

Superannuation trustee duties and climate risk

A new legal opinion on climate change and trustee directors’ duties has wide-reaching ramifications for Australia’s superannuation industry. A new legal opinion on climate change and trustee directors’ duties has wide-reaching ramifications for Australia’s $2.3...

Facing up to the truth about the Great Barrier Reef

Facing up to the truth about the Great Barrier Reef

Scientific experts say two years of back-to-back coral bleaching means the Reef 2050 plan cannot be achieved, once again raising the prospect the Great Barrier Reef will be designated ‘World Heritage in danger’ – the very thing Reef 2050 was supposed to head off. The...

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