Dirty Power: Big Coal’s dirty network of influence over both sides of Australian Government

0
1551
🌟 Stay in the Loop with a Twist! Crave more than just the run-of-the-mill news? Dive into the audacious and razor-sharp commentary at Pigsfly Newspaper! Click your way to spectacle and insight—make sure to hit the like button and follow us on Facebook Pigsflynewspaper. Ready for news that packs a punch? Visit us at Pigsfly Newspaper and never miss a beat. Because why just read the news when you can experience it? Let’s make waves together! 🚀

Lobbyists, Influencers, Insiders

If you’ve ever wondered why so many Australians oppose coal, but coal keeps coming out of the ground, then a new short film by Greenpeace’s investigative unit is probably going to help shed some light for you.


But be warned, it’s short and sharp and very dense with information, and it’s probably going to leave you feeling nauseous. At the very least angry.
Dirty Power is a collaboration between one of the world’s foremost environmental organisations, one of the nation’s best investigative journalists, and one of the country’s most talented film-makers.
Says a Greenpeace spokesperson: “Dirty Power tells a compelling story of the coal industry at the centre of a network of influence with industry, media, lobbyist and political arms, designed to further its interests and block action on climate change.
“Case studies of the impact of the network that the report looks at include Adani’s groundwater approval, the $444 grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and the favourable treatment of Trevor St Baker’s coal assets.
“The report is based on investigative work by journalist Michael West and Simone Marsh, who we brought on to conduct interviews with dozens of political staffers, executives of external lobby firms, and resources sector analysts; uncover previously hidden details about the identity and background of federal ministers’ parliamentary staff; and analyse publicly available information about listed companies and their operatives.”
Chris Phillips is behind the film-making, and on that front, this short film is a pretty stunning example of condensing an enormous amount of very complex information into a short format that is easy to follow.
You can watch it below, and follow Greenpeace Australia Pacific here. And you can find out more info about Dirty Power and the coal industry here.

Adani: Chinese state-owned company could help bankroll Carmichael coal mine

0
Who is Adani? Your browser does not support iframes. The Adani Group is close to securing finance for its controversial coal mine and...

What is and isn’t a ‘sovereign risk’

0
What is Sovereign Risk Sovereign risk is the chance that a central bank will implement foreign exchange rules that will significantly reduce or negate the...

The Last Days of Coal?

0
Alibra Shipping: At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal use for power generation before 2030. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy,...

The Coalition says the silliest things about economic management

0
Riddle me this: if “free market” politicians think that the role of governments is to get out of the way, then what do they do all...

The uncivil Mr Jones

0
View from The Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The row over shock jock Alan Jones and what will be displayed on...

‘Staggering’: $90 billion lost in resources tax

0
'Staggering': $90 billion lost in resources tax By Eryk Bagshaw 12 March 2018 — 3:47pm An Oxford University expert says Australia would be $90 billion better off if...

Why businesses want the ear of government and are willing to...

0
Why businesses want the ear of government and are willing to pay for it George Rennie, University of Melbourne Political donations and lobbying are a significant...

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn’t change the...

0
Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn't change the economics of coal Is it nearly the end of the road for coal? Samantha Hepburn,...

Card giant MasterCard lowers local tax bill

0
MasterCard lowers its local tax bills through deals with Singapore's Government The wonderful thing about investigating multinational tax avoidance is that, despite the corporate spin...
🌟 Stay in the Loop with a Twist! Crave more than just the run-of-the-mill news? Dive into the audacious and razor-sharp commentary at Pigsfly Newspaper! Click your way to spectacle and insight—make sure to hit the like button and follow us on Facebook Pigsflynewspaper. Ready for news that packs a punch? Visit us at Pigsfly Newspaper and never miss a beat. Because why just read the news when you can experience it? Let’s make waves together! 🚀