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Minerals Council of Australia doesn’t like tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes

‘Misinformed’: Mining lobby hits out at Cannon-Brookes’ climate claims, Brisbane Times, By Nick Toscano and Darren Gray, September 5, 2019 The Minerals Council of Australia  has hit out at tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes accusing the Atlassian founder of accepting without question what it calls misinformed claims about its approach to climate change.

BHP, Australia’s largest miner, is facing a push from shareholders including Mr Cannon-Brookes to suspend its membership of industry groups accused of undermining the Paris climate accord goals through stances on various policy issues.

The resolution recommends BHP cut ties with a list of associations including the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), which it says has supported subsidies for coal-fired power stations in Australia and the development of a new thermal coal basin.

Mr Cannon-Brooks this week said: “Until BHP stops funding for coal lobbyists, we’re extremely sceptical of their environmental or green credentials”…….

September 5, 2019 - Posted by | General News

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