Media Releases


March 04, 2019

Five years of the divided and chaotic Liberal Government has seen pollution go up, and up and up.

Angus Taylor’s dishonest and disastrous interview on Insiders yesterday proved that he is the Comical Ali of Australian politics.  

Saying “emissions are coming down” is a complete lie. They are going in the opposite direction.

The Government’s own data projections show emissions will keep rising to 2030 - regardless of how many times Minister Taylor denies reality.

The quarterly emissions data, released just last Thursday, shows emissions are up 0.9 per cent year to September 2018.

Under Morrison and the Liberals, pollution is higher and power prices are higher.
Scott Morrison is for power privatisation, more coal and higher power bills.

New polling shows 61.6 per cent of voters agree the Liberals Emissions Reduction Fund is not doing enough to lower emissions and combat climate change. Yet last week Scott Morrison doubled down on Tony Abbott’s policy, which makes taxpayers foot the bill for big polluters, exactly what you would expect from a Government that is only committed to looking after the top end of town.

The polling also showed 55.8 per cent of voters would be less likely to vote for a party that uses taxpayer money to subsidise coal projects. 

Yet the chaotic Liberals want to spend billions of taxpayers’ dollars on new, polluting coal-fired power stations – and indemnifying operators at a cost to taxpayers of $17 billion per station. 

Only Labor has a plan to invest in renewables and tackle climate change with our 50 per cent renewables target by 2030 and emissions reduction target of 45 per cent by 2030.