Senate debates

Thursday, 27 February 2020


Great Barrier Reef

12:29 pm

Photo of Kimberley KitchingKimberley Kitching (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Accountability) Share this | Hansard source

Labor accepts the majority of this motion—in particular with respect to the threat that climate change poses for the health of the reef and the over 64,000 jobs that it supports and the need for much stronger action than we have seen under this government, including net zero emissions by 2050. As a party of government concerned with delivering real change rather than posturing in protest, we cannot support Greens motions that seek to dictate specific policies. We have in Australia a government that is dominated by climate change deniers who continue to see political benefit in peddling conspiracy theories and attacking real action on climate, even as the cost of their inaction becomes increasingly clear to all Australians.


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