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Pulpmillwatch

Press Release 29th May 2008

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS WELCOME ANZ DECISION NOT TO FINANCE GUNNS’ PROPOSED PULP MILL

Other banks also urged to abstain from a project that spells disaster for Tasmanian forests and poses huge reputational risk

Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Tasmania, Australia May, 27 2008

The Wilderness Society (Tasmania) and BankTrack welcome the decision of ANZ not to provide funding to Gunns Ltd. for its controversial Tasmanian pulp mill project.

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Pulpmillwatch

MEDIA RELEASE 24 October 2007

AUSTRALIA-WIDE EVENTS AT ANZ BANK BRANCHES HIGHLIGHT INVESTMENT IN PULP MILL AND LOGGING

ANZ customers informed about how their money is being used to destroy Tasmania’s native forests.

Information events were held today to inform the public of the ANZ Bank’s involvement in the destruction of Tasmania’s native forests and its potential role in funding Gunns’ proposed pulp mill. Public information sessions were held outside ANZ branches in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Launceston, and Newcastle.

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Pulpmillwatch

(October 2007)

Please tell ANZ what you think about Gunns’ proposed pulp mill:

International cyberaction launched to lobby new director over ANZ support of Gunns’ destruction of Tasmania’s forests.

The Wilderness Society, in conjunction with BankTrack (a network of 23 international civil society organisations tracking private finance) and Rainforest Action Network, has launched http://www.tellmrsmith.org — an online cyberaction asking the new Director of ANZ, Mike Smith, not to support Gunns’ destruction of Tasmania’s native forests or its proposed pulp mill.

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In November 2006, 93 NGOs in 27 countries signed on to a letter to Merrill Lynch, Australia, New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Cornell Capital, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) and Cellmark about their involvement in UFS’s pulp projects in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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WALHI Kalimantan Selatan, Community Alliance for Pulp and Paper Advocacy (CAPPA), PADI-Indonesia, NADI, Environmental Defense

PRESS RELEASE

IFC, MIGA, Merrill Lynch and ANZ Bank urged to reject United Fiber Systems and Kiani Kertas projects

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