Australian Federal Election Policies 2016

Research report

5 Aug 2016

The Parliamentary Budget Officer is required, within thirty days after the end of the caretaker period for a general election, to prepare a post-election report of election commitments. For each designated parliamentary party, the post-election report presents budget impacts of election commitments that would have...

Briefing paper

Report

22 Jun 2016

Ahead of federal elections, The Climate Institute does an assessment of the major parties' policies. In mid 2016, we find that all party policies need work to become credible, scalable and durable.

Policies are 'credible if they explicitly link to shared, meaningful, climate outcomes...

Policy

20 Jun 2016

Key Commitments

Australia’s cities are home to the majority of our population and responsible for more than 80 per cent of national economic output. Liveable, accessible cities with clean environments are now essential economic assets.

In the knowledge economy, people are our...

Policy

10 Jun 2016

The original Labor National Broadband Network would have delivered optic fibre to 93 per cent of homes and businesses, providing speeds of up to one gigabit per second on a network easily scalable to much higher speeds in the future.

In 2013, Malcolm Turnbull...

Policy

10 Jun 2016

Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most treasured natural asset.

The Reef is the largest living structure on the planet and is one of its most complex natural ecosystems. It is rightly valued by the Australian and international community as a...

Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on the importance of science and research in ensuring Australia’s competitiveness and improved standard of living. Science and research are fundamental to Australia’s competitiveness and improved standard of living.

The Coalition has a strong record supporting science and research,...

Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on supporting investment in Queensland's water infrastructure. Water infrastructure is essential to population growth, sustainable communities, jobs, productivity, and stronger economic outcomes.

Every community and industry requires water security to grow and prosper. Many regional and remote communities depend...

Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on the importance of innovation in relation to jobs and growth. Innovation is an important part of the Coalition’s economic plan for jobs and growth. Businesses that invest in innovation are more competitive and more likely to grow and employ...

Policy

27 May 2016

Indigenous economic development is at the heart of the national agenda.

The Coalition is committed to working with Indigenous people. Our policies will have a greater emphasis on place-based approaches and ensure engagement with Indigenous communities and leaders is central to everything we do....

Policy

27 May 2016

The Coalition’s plan for a strong new economy will provide jobs and growth and secure the future for Australian families through smart investment in infrastructure.

The Coalition is spending a record $50 billion on road and rail projects across Australia: reducing congestion, improving the...

Policy

27 May 2016

The number of people seeking asylum worldwide is at crisis levels as war and persecution force more people to leave their homes than ever before. The current approach by the Australian government, including turning boats back to Indonesia and detaining people in cruel camps on...

Policy

27 May 2016

The Coalition is investing in jobs and growth through our comprehensive plan for an advanced defence industry.

We are increasing defence funding over the next ten years and will deliver on our 2013 election commitment to return defence spending to two per cent of...

Policy

27 May 2016

Vulnerable workers need to be protected. Existing laws need to be strengthened. The recent exploitation of vulnerable workers by 7-Eleven, for example, demonstrates that more needs to be done to protect vulnerable workers.

The 7-Eleven scandal revealed not only a systemic underpayment of workers,...

Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on supporting healthier lifestyles through sport.

Healthier lifestyles contribute to better and longer lives for Australians. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of Australians are overweight, including one in four children. Three-quarters of Australian kids spend their spare time watching television, yet...

Policy

27 May 2016

Trade and investment create job opportunities for Australians. More than 450,000 jobs have been created since the Coalition came to government.

We delivered break-through free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea and upgraded our free trade agreement with Singapore. These free trade...

Policy

26 May 2016

There isn’t another country in the world where the supermarket industry is so concentrated.

This level of market concentration is ultimately bad for competition and for consumers.

Australia needs:

A mandatory industry code of conduct that covers the entire supply chain, from...

Policy

26 May 2016

When it comes to climate change, the very least we can do is to give the planet the benefit of the doubt.

That said, I don't support the carbon tax introduced by the Federal Government, nor do I support the Opposition's 'direct action' plan....

Policy

26 May 2016

Essentially, dumping puts Australia companies at a significant disadvantage because they cant compete against these cheap below-cost imports.

Examples of goods which have recently been found to have been dumped in Australia include glass, toilet paper, steel, oranges and preserved mushrooms.

With over...

Policy

26 May 2016

Current Australian labelling laws don't even allow consumers the opportunity to know the origins of the food they are purchasing and consuming. In fact, in many cases, these laws are less than useless -- they are downright misleading.

I have campaigned relentlessly on this...

Policy

26 May 2016

There's one first Australians shouldn't be proud of -- we're number 1 in the world with per capita gambling losses and problem gambling.

Poker machines cause too much damage already. Online gambling -- including sports betting -- can dramatically increase the damage to the...