Australia 2022 Election Questionnaire
Below is a question-by-question compilation of responses by The Coalition, The Australian Labor Party (ALP), and The Greens. The ALP did not respond under each individual question but responded under relevant thematic subheadings, so Human Rights Watch has matched their responses to the questions.
Should Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions be regulated, and if so, to what levels?
The Coalition said “The Morrison Government is committed to driving down emissions while protecting our economy and jobs. We are one of a handful of countries to have released a detailed economy-wide long-term plan which sets out how we will achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
The Labor Party said “Creating jobs, cutting power bills and reducing emissions by boosting renewable energy are at the centre of Labor’s Powering Australia Plan. This plan will bring cheaper renewable energy to Australian homes and businesses. Labor’s Powering Australia Plan will reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030 – keeping us on track for net zero by 2050.”
The Greens said “We must urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to ensure a safe climate and limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures. The Greens, following the expert recommendations of the Climate Targets …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch