School strikers protest NAB’s support for fossil fuel corporations

Photo: Coral Wynter

About 30 school students protested outside National Australia Bank (NAB) headquarters on December 10 calling on the bank to stop funding fossil fuels and to stop its green washing.

NAB has lent $7 billion to fossil fuel corporations over the past five years. It is financing the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle, and the Woodside gas Hub in Burrup near Karratha in Western Australia.

NAB has lent $50 million to Santos to frack the Pilliga State Forest in Western NSW on the land of the Gomeroi First Nations people.

The bank is also funding gas pipeline companies in Canada, violating the land rights of the Wet'suwet'en tribe.

The school students were dressed in red angel wings, red cloaks, funny hats and red-framed sunglasses. They chaulked slogans on the footpath and handed out flyers detailing NAB’s climate crimes.