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Climate Change and a Green Economy Policy

At least a 60% Emissions Reduction Target (ERT) by 2030, 80% by 2035, and Net Zero by 2040

  • legislation of targets and clear emissions reduction planning for all sectors, including hard to abate sectors;
    • legislation must ensure built-in monitoring and accountability;
    • regular reporting to Parliament and a Climate Change Joint Parliamentary Committee would strengthen monitoring, reporting and public confidence. 
  • whole of economy approach to climate change solutions: a climate change lens applied to all government projects and decisions to ensure they are not incompatible with achieving ERTs;
  • support for households and businesses to transition to full electrification and get off gas.  Support the development of a gas substitution roadmap;
  • ensure there is an equitable transition to clean energy including for those in strata/ apartment living;
  • support for community batteries and a small scale storage target.
  • No new coal or gas projects 
  • Acknowledgement that Australia is one of the highest per capita CO2-e emitters in the world and we need an accelerated transition away from fossil fuel exports to green industries including critical minerals and rare earth mining, and value added manufacturing.   
  • Introduce a progressive coal royalty (similar to Qld) with the additional funds specifically designated to support regional communities to transition;
  • Acceleration and prioritisation of investment in renewable energy projects and transmission infrastructure, including firming/storage solutions;
  • Recognition that we need active leadership and vision for the transition to a zero-carbon economy, including a significant investment in building the highly skilled workforce needed for a decarbonised future.


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