How important is urban in-fill to sound environmental management in Swan?
Infill is important to deliver a solution for Swan's housing demand without having to resort to urban sprawl.
It is particularly important that infill is done on brown field sites (areas that have previously been developed) to incorporate multiple dwellings. This not only helps the environment but creates a denser, more vibrant area that is also safer.
Both Federal and State Liberal Governments have failed to deliver on good quality infill and have instead resolved to sprawling Perth and destroying more of our precious environment.
What percentage of Australia's energy should come from renewables and how do we get there?
A Labor Government will ensure that at least 50 per cent of the nation's electricity is sourced from renewable energy by 2030. We will do this by expanding the investment mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, providing $206.6 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support a specific Concentrated Solar Thermal funding round, establishing Community Power Network and Regional Hubs with an investment of $98.7 million over four years and ensuring the Commonwealth Government leads by example as a direct purchaser of renewable energy. Labor knows renewable energy is Australia's future.
We know it's time to transform our electricity system and transition to a clean energy future. Labor is the only party that can form government and deliver effective climate policy and the transition to renewable energy is the centrepiece of that policy.
Should the Federal Government revoke leases for any mine negatively impacting the Great Barrier Reef?
We will act to protect the Great Barrier Reef, and the 70,000 jobs it supports, from the disastrous effects of climate change and other threats. Labor will implement our Great Barrier Reef Plan - a longterm, co-ordinated and resourced strategy. It will be supported by $500 million over five years, including $377m of new investment.