When oil companies proposed plans to mine the reef in the 1960s, ACF was there to stop them in their tracks. In 1969, we made history when we kickstarted a Royal Commission and saved the reef from oil drilling.
The campaign to stop the dam on the Franklin River in Tasmania created a very different type of environment movement – one powered by everyday people – and evolved into a social and political force that started green political parties and inspired people all over the world.
We campaign for governments and businesses to make economic decisions that support life, not damage it. ACF played a powerful role in the creation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – a government body dedicated to investing in clean energy projects.