For too long Labor and the Coalition have offered us a false choice: more climate destroying thermal coal, or poverty and unemployment in regional Queensland. But it’s a lie they’re using to protect their fossil fuel donors. Labor has abandoned any meaningful carbon reduction targets, rolling over for the Coalition and big mining corporations. Labor and the Coalition’s plan will lead to more bushfires, heatwaves, floods, destructive storms, droughts and loss of life.
We can create good, secure jobs, lower the cost of energy, stop climate change and bring Australia's economy into the 21st century, by a huge program of public investment in renewable energy and green technology.
The Greens will:
- Create millions of jobs investing in publicly owned renewable energy
- Initiate a massive program of direct public investment in energy, transport, manufacturing, housing and revegetation
- Reduce carbon emissions by 75% by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2035