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    Newcastle Raises The Heat on Commonwealth Bank over Climate

    A series of rolling protests took place this morning at Commonwealth Bank branches across Newcastle, as concerned CommBank customers and other Newcastle residents join people around the country calling on the bank to publicly rule out finance for the dangerous Galilee Basin coal mining project and the associated Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef.
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    Environmentalists call for Hunter to be recognised as an air pollution priority

    Environmentalists say it is vital a national Clean Air Agreement recognises the Hunter region as an air pollution priority. A Commowealth discussion paper has just been released which makes specific mention of air pollution problems being experienced in the Hunter. But John Mackenzie from the Hunter Community Environment Centre said the paper fails to mention the word 'coal' and its impacts.
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