Position paper

Policy priorities for the next Australian government: climate change and energy

Climate change mitigation Energy Renewable energy

Australia's peak body for social services has released its climate change and energy election policy priorities.

It makes nine recommendations under these themes:

  • Set emissions reduction targets in line with Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C
  • Implement credible, stable, scalable, least cost and equitable emission reduction policies for emissions-intensive sectors
  • Ensure a ‘just transition’
  • Phase out fossil fuel subsidies
  • Energy efficiency and generation in public and private housing
  • A fair electricity price
  • Improve people’s capacity to pay energy bills
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