Lack of action on climate change was one of the reasons I decided to run for Boothby.
It was one the topics raised with me the most on the campaign trail, and that continues to be the case today.
I heard it from across the electorate – from passionate, long term environmental activists to parents and school kids, and grandparents determined to deliver a better future for the next generation.
The previous Government’s inaction on climate was so infuriating because there are so many opportunities to be taken through climate action.
Australia can and should be an global renewable energy super power.
That’s why the Albanese Government is getting on with real, practical action to drive down emissions and seize the opportunities of a green energy future.
We have legislated our emissions reduction target of 43 per cent by 2030 on the way to net zero by 2050.
Our emissions target is supported by business, it’s supported by industry and it’s supported by agriculture. They see our policy as a sensible and practical way to take action.
Legislating our commitment has provided all these groups with the certainty they have long been calling for.
We know that the failure to act on climate is a threat to our health, our national security, our lives, our livelihoods and our communities.
After a decade of denial and delay, Australia finally has a federal government committed to taking action to turn this climate crisis around.