Mark Dreyfus MP

Member for Isaacs
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ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Australian Federal Election is soon and your vote matters more than ever before.

If you want action on climate change then you want a Labor Government running the country

With this in mind, if you are undecided, your support for my re-election will help me get on with the job of taking action to deal with climate change while you get on with your lives.

Having a science-backed and fully costed plan and sticking to it means lower means more jobs, lower emissions and cheaper power. All of this is good for our local community, local businesses and the environment.

The only people stopping all of this from happening are Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce.

 

 

Their refusal to do anything to tackle climate change or even have an energy plan continues to drag Australia's economy backwards and hurt the environment and the next generation who will be left to mop up the mess.

And that's bad for all of us. Bad for jobs, bad for the economy and bad for the environment. Renewables are Australia's next economic boom, but Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce keep holding us back.

 

 

Moving to clean energy needs to be done properly with everyone's livelihoods in mind. When I walk around our community, going from door to door, speaking with locals and visiting local businesses, I am always told they just want a plan. They want to get on with their lives, knowing something is being done that works.

Only a Labor Government will tackle climate change the right way with your best interests in mind. Unlike the Liberals and Nationals, we don't have science-deniers holding the country back.

We will bring the electricity grid up to scratch because it was designed for a different century. We will invest in new technologies, bring down emissions, deliver cheaper renewable energy and deliver the reliable energy our economy needs for the future.

A Federal Labor Government will take action on climate change while you get on with your lives.

JOBS

Tacking action will blend new jobs with traditional industry jobs. Hospitality, plumbers, electricians, maintenance workers, construction, truck drives, health care workers, teachers, doctors, builders, engineers, and the art and tourism industries and so many more will be better off – we will all be better off now, and in the future, including Australia’s magnificent landscape and wildlife.

I AM COMMITTED

Almost every advance in climate policy in Australia has been the result of the work of Labor in the face of a deliberate and destructive campaign by Liberal-National Government.

I am firmly committed to taking action on climate change. As Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Labor delivered the Clean Energy Bills - the most comprehensive climate change laws and strategies ever produced in Australia.

When introduced, emissions started coming down. The Liberal Party stripped away these policies and in doing so stopped new jobs from being created and stunted Australia's economic growth.