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Labor’s climate announcement leaves Turnbull in the dark ages

Labor's climate targets announced today leave the Turnbull Government isolated but raise serious questions about how Labor will deliver on its targets without a plan to transition away from coal.

"We welcome this shift from the ALP but now they need a detailed plan to achieve these modest targets," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Transitioning away from coal is what's required to safeguard our economy and achieve dramatic pollution cuts, but neither of the big parties are willing to show leadership.

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Peoples' Climate Marches

This weekend tens of thousands of people will be hitting the street around the country for the Peoples’ Climate Marches. This is our chance to send Prime Minister Turnbull a strong message as he makes his way to Paris - Australia is ready to RenewAustralia and embrace a clean energy future.



Where: William St or River side of Queens Park next to the media marquee, Brisbane City

When: 9:15am this Saturday November 28

Wear: Greens shirts and anything colourful and creative

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Turnbull Government still stuck in the slow lane on vehicle emissions standards

The Australian Greens are disappointed the government-dominated Senate committee into the Greens’ bill for mandatory vehicle emissions standards has opposed the bill.  

Minister Hunt announced in his National Press Club speech today that the government would set national vehicle emissions standards from 2020.

"The government is stuck in the slow lane on fuel efficiency, ” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.

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Greens announce RenewAustralia – a plan to power the new economy

On the eve of global climate negotiations kicking off in Paris, the Australian Greens have today released their detailed plan ensure that by 2030 Australia's energy generation is at least 90% renewable and twice as efficient. A new government authority called RenewAustralia would deliver a 15 year pipeline of clean energy projects through a combination of reverse auctions and direct investment.

"Today the Greens unveil RenewAustralia - our plan to power the new economy and create thousands of jobs ," said Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale.

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Second Emissions Reduction Fund result just 1 per cent of Adani mine pollution

The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction results, made public this afternoon, shift massive cost to the taxpayer and are totally undermined by emissions from the Turnbull-approved Adani coal mine.

"The Government's climate policy is a massive cost shift from the polluters to the public, since they axed the obligation on polluters to pay for their pollution," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, said.

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Turnbull continues Abbott-style obstruction of international climate action

The Turnbull Government has confirmed its opposition to a proposal by Japan and the US to cut international fossil fuel subsidies, by voting against a Greens Senate motion which was today narrowly defeated 30 votes to 30.

 "The Turnbull Government has today made clear that it is pushing ahead with Abbott-style obstruction of international climate action," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.  

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Doorknocking for our climate

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are heading to the world climate talks in Paris in just weeks - alongside our Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Larissa Waters who will be there holding them to account! Together, we need to build the public pressure on Turnbull and Shorten in the lead up to Paris, and into the election. That's why we're hosting climate doorknocks as part of a national effort of climate organisations and activists *this* Saturday. Please join us at one near you!

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