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We want our superannuation funds to support healthy and secure lives in our retirement. But, what if the money in our super funds was contributing to the exact opposite?

What if our super funds were considering investing our money in polluting and unsustainable projects like WestConnex? What if our retirement money was helping fund the very things we're trying to stop from destroying our neighbourhoods?

Large multinational companies like Transurban are lining up to bid for the chance to own a controlling stake in WestConnex and more dirty tollroads throughout Sydney. But, they will only be able to do this if our superannuation funds provide them with the financial backing using OUR money!

We have the chance to disrupt the financing of WestConnex—and stop the construction on the 8-lane tunnel before it even begins—by urging our super funds withdraw financial support for WestConnex.

Let’s make everyone’s future greener and cleaner by not allowing our retirement money to fund dirty tollroads. 

Contact your super fund and tell them #DontSuperFundWestConnex

 

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ATTN:  Mr. Ian Silk, CEO and Trustee Board members: Heather Ridout, Dave Oliver, Paul Bastian, Jim Craig, Brian Daley, Lucio Di Bartolomeo, Daniel Walton, Grahame Willis, Innes Willox, Nixon Apple, Peter Burn, Brad Crofts, Anne Flanagan, Warren Kensett-Smith, Robert Lewtas, Russell Maddox, Michele O’Neil, George Stamas, Mike Nicolaides, Stephanie Weston.

I the undersigned member of AustralianSuper, support AustralianSuper’s adherence to strong environment, social and governance (ESG) principles. 

I understand that AustralianSuper ensures ESG opportunities and risks are fully considered and regularly reviewed, so I ask that you urgently consider my opposition to AustralianSuper funding any forthcoming bids for WestConnex and the Sydney Motorway Corporation. 

I want my superannuation funds to support clean and sustainable infrastructure, not projects like WestConnex which will pollute the environment, disrupt communities and put my health and children at risk.

WestConnex is a multibillion dollar project that has significant identified risks in relation to the business case benefit cost analysis, the public’s opposition to tolls, the demand for public transport, and construction and operational risks due to technical difficulties, climate change and health and safety. 

I note that as trustees, you have a statutory requirement to act in the best interest of the members of the fund and I will consider lodging a formal complaint if you take actions that contravene these interests. 

If AustralianSuper provides funds to support the purchase of WestConnex and the Sydney Motorway Corporation, I will consider transferring my contributions and will encourage my family and colleagues to do the same.

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