Join with Greenpeace to tell Commbank to stop funding coal


What’s happening?

CommBank was the biggest funder of dirty fossil fuels in Australia in 2016. It is funding coal projects, which are putting our globally renowned Great Barrier Reef in grave danger. It claims to support action on climate change and keeping warming to below 2 degrees, but at the same time loan billions of dollars to fossil fuel projects that are polluting our world and making global warming worse.

CommBank has the power to help protect the Great Barrier Reef for our kids and grandkids by not investing in destructive coal projects. Instead of propping up the dying coal industry, CommBank can create new jobs in renewable energy and help transition our workforce to the industries of the future.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

Greenpeace’s core values are;

Independence: they do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties because it would compromise their core values.

Bearing witness: their peaceful protests work to raise awareness and bring public opinion to bear on decision-makers.

Non-violent direct action: they strongly believe that violence in any form is morally wrong and accomplishes nothing. Greenpeace takes non-violent direct action at the point of an environmental crime to expose an environmental problem.

Supporting Greenpeace

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

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Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Join with Greenpeace to call on Commbank to invest in Australia’s future.

Send your message to CommBank CEO Ian Narev:

“Coal is polluting our world and threatening irreplaceable wonders like our Great Barrier Reef. I call on CommBank to help protect our Reef and power a renewable energy future by immediately committing to stop funding new coal projects.”




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