Boldest thing about the PMs 'plan' is the font

27 October 2021

I have never felt more ashamed to be Australian.

Yesterday [26-10-2021], the Prime Minister presented his so called plan for Australia to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

But this plan includes nothing new. It is another glossy brochure without modelling and with no meaningful commitment to reducing emissions in the medium term.

Its a plan based on technologies that dont even exist. Its just a hollow announcement that is not underpinned by legislation. Instead its driven by a desperate government driven by political gain, not what is right for our future and the future of our planet.

What we have seen are dodgy secret deals with the Nationals and a promotion for the Member for Hinkler.

The boldest thing about the Prime Ministers plan is the font.

Even Australian farmers want stronger action because they fear the financial penalties attached to being a high carbon emitter.

This pathetic plan represents more than eight years of woeful inaction. The Morrison-Joyce Government is just continuing to run away from its national and global responsibilities on real climate action. And its our children and our environment which will suffer.

Global warming is an immediate threat to our planet. Our future lifestyles, opportunities and prosperity are at stake, along with devastating loss of biodiversity.

This is not a plan to get to net zero any time soon. Its not a plan, its another scam by the Morrison Government.

Speech given in Parliament on 27 Oct 2021