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Environment

Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Environment

Tackling climate change has been a priority of the current government since it was elected in 2017. But its climate policies have been met with resistance in some quarters, especially among farmers who say efforts to reduce emissions threaten the industry's bottom line. However, others say the government’s climate change measures don’t go far enough, as the devastating impacts of climate change become ever more visible.

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Continue renewable energy funding partnership with BlackRock

    Develop credit system to encourage conservation on private land

    Continue to aim for 100% renewable energy

  • Ban oil and gas exploration

    Ban seabed mining

    Phase out industrial coal burning by 2030

  • Introduce a pricing system for agricultural emissions by 2030

    Narrow the scope of Significant Natural Areas

    Fund tax cut using emissions trading scheme revenue

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

    Maintain restrictions on genetic modification

    Increase funding for climate resilience measures

  • Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Repeal the Zero Carbon Act

    Introduce a market-based system for managing water pollution

  • Strengthen the Zero Carbon Act

    Aim to double natural wetlands by 2050

    Ban new extraction of fossil fuels

  • Provide free public transport to under 30s

    Provide a $1500 credit for bikes and e-scooters to under 30s

    Replace all urban buses with electric buses by 2030

Key policiesClimate adaptationConservationEmissions reductionFresh water and pollutionOceansWaste management

  • Continue renewable energy funding partnership with BlackRock

    Develop credit system to encourage conservation on private land

    Continue to aim for 100% renewable energy

  • Ban oil and gas exploration

    Ban seabed mining

    Phase out industrial coal burning by 2030

  • Introduce a pricing system for agricultural emissions by 2030

    Narrow the scope of Significant Natural Areas

    Fund tax cut using emissions trading scheme revenue

  • End all climate taxes, subsidies and regulations

    Maintain restrictions on genetic modification

    Increase funding for climate resilience measures

  • Abolish Significant Natural Areas

    Repeal the Zero Carbon Act

    Introduce a market-based system for managing water pollution

  • Strengthen the Zero Carbon Act

    Aim to double natural wetlands by 2050

    Ban new extraction of fossil fuels

  • Provide free public transport to under 30s

    Provide a $1500 credit for bikes and e-scooters to under 30s

    Replace all urban buses with electric buses by 2030

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