The Hon. Adam Bandt (Australian Greens) took to the podium, and addressed the crowd for about five minutes, and then introduced Bill.
It was truly inspiring. The quiet type of inspiration, that once absorbed, you knew exactly what you had to do next. Both Amy and I walked way from the presentation ready to fight the good fight, as I dare say everyone else felt that way as well. As we walked down Collins Street, I felt empowered and I knew that it was time for this elder to make a stand and put his real money where his mouth was.
So to that end, tomorrow I am changing my Superannuation fund to an ethical one, and I am selling any shares that I have invested in any companies that support the fossil fuel industry including their financiers. I don’t own any direct fossil fuel company shares, as it would be totally against my values, but I am taking it to the next level.
I know that by divesting in this industry and their supporters may sound like small potatoes, but if everyone does it, it will make a huge impact.
Thanks Bill for having the moral courage to deliver this message to us here in Australia.