News & campaign updates

Zombie rugby team, the Dead Wallabies, visits Parliament House

13 September 2023

The Dead Wallabies are trying to stop fossil fuel sponsorships

Yarra implements a Fossil Ad Ban

19 July 2023

Councillors at the Melbourne council unanimously vote to implement advertising restrictions

Doctors up opposition to unhealthy advertising

16 June 2023

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Doctors for the Environment make it …

FAB support in Federal Parliament

4 June 2023

Independent MP, Zali Steggall, has voiced support for a tobacco-style ban on fossil fuel advertising …

Australian first signage ban in Tassie

17 May 2023

Waratah Wynyard council has banned signs for fossil fuel sponsors at all its venues.

Calls for federal fund to oust fossil sponsors

14 March 2023

City of Sydney council will take the motion to the Australian Local Government Conference.

Glen Eira makes 11 FAB councils

24 February 2023

Two councils now have policies that stop fossil fuel sponsorships but Monash favours fossils.

Call to boycott Santos during the Tour Down Under

10 January 2023

Doctors agree – gas is linked to asthma and cancer

2022 ends with a ban!

15 December 2022

Byron Bay is the 10th council to vote for a Fossil Ad Ban

Wingecarribee first to implement a fossil fuel sponsor ban

28 November 2022

The Southern Highlands council added the ban following public feedback.

Chevron to end it’s sponsorship of Australia Day

24 November 2022

The day after a campaign was launched to stop Chevron sponsoring Australia Day, the National …

The Guardian: Tobacco can’t sponsor Australian arts. Should fossil fuel be banned?

24 November 2022

Pressure is building on arts and cultural institutions to sever ties with fossil fuel companies, …

Mumbrella: Comms Declare campaigns against Chevron partnership with Australia Day

24 November 2022

Comms Declare has launched a campaign demanding the National Australia Day Council (NADC) drop Chevron …

Dump Chevron from Australia Day

23 November 2022

Sign our petition to the National Australia Day Council to drop Chevron as sponsor.

The Guardian: Major partnership between Questacon and Shell to end

1 November 2022

A 37-year partnership between fossil fuel giant Shell and Australia’s national science and technology centre …

Call to prevent polluting advertising on new Sydney metro

25 October 2022

Tender is open to run advertising on Australia’s biggest transport project.

ABC News: City of Fremantle to consider limiting fossil fuel advertising

13 October 2022

Several City of Fremantle councillors have thrown their support behind a proposal to investigate ridding …

WA Today: Just like tobacco, it’s time we banned fossil fuel advertising

12 October 2022

As doctors, we are joining the hundreds of health workers who have signed an open …

Seven councils makes a super end to super September

1 October 2022

Lane Cove and Darebin vote on Fossil Ad Ban motions – bringing the total to …

InSight+: As with tobacco, we must ban fossil fuel advertising

26 September 2022

Like tobacco, the health consequences of fossil fuel combustion are already well documented. These are …

Australian first – move to ban fossil fuel ads across NSW

20 September 2022

The Public Health and Safety (Fossil Fuel Advertising) Bill is being introduced in NSW.

The Australian: ‘Health crisis’: NSW Greens push for tobacco-style ban

20 September 2022

A proposed new NSW law would ban fossil fuel advertising, putting it on par with …

City Hub: Inner West Council unanimously supports fossil fuel ad ban

15 September 2022

The Inner West Council passed an unanimous motion supporting a ban on advertising and sponsorship …

Super September – two more councils vote for clean advertising

14 September 2022

Sydney’s Inner West and Melbourne’s Maribyrnong councils have unanimously passed Fossil Ad Ban motions.

Financial Times: Sydney seeks to ban fossil fuel company ads

12 September 2022

A look inside the ECB’s climate strategy. Plus, Sydney takes centre stage in the fossil …

City of Sydney votes to end fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships

24 August 2022

Sydney becomes the second major city in the world to vote for ad bans.

The Mandarin: City of Sydney votes to investigate fossil fuel ad ban

23 August 2022

The City of Sydney voted last night to investigate a ban on fossil fuel advertising …

ABC: City of Sydney to consider ban on fossil fuel advertising to fight pollution

20 August 2022

If Sydney went ahead with a ban, it would be the biggest win to date …

City of Sydney to debate preventing fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships

20 August 2022

Australia’s largest city is poised to follow France and Amsterdam as a world leader in …

Mumbrella: The quiet health crisis

5 August 2022

Despite the known devastation caused to our health and environment by fossil fuels, the fossil …

SMH: ‘Worse than tobacco’, push for ban on fossil fuel ads

24 July 2022

Fossil fuel industries have unique access to mainstream media via advertisements, shaping narratives of media …

Medical leaders urge fossil fuel promotion ban, like tobacco

17 July 2022

Fossil fuels are the main driver of global warming and take 8.7 million lives worldwide …

Moreland votes to explore a Fossil Ad Ban

13 July 2022

Victoria’s Moreland Council has cemented its status as a leader in sustainability by voting to …

Open letter from health professionals

11 July 2022

More than 200 health professionals and organisations have signed an open letter to Australian lawmakers, …

Australian first: Yarra Council moves to ban fossil fuel ads

20 April 2022

Fossil Ad Ban campaign aims to stop sponsorships and promotions of coal, oil and gas. …

ABC RN Drive: Is fossil fuel marketing the new cigarette advertising?

20 April 2022

Guardian: Tour Down Under facing pressure to dump Santos as sponsor

25 January 2022

SMH: Fossil fuels are the new cigarettes and sport must take a stand

20 October 2020