After months of speculation, Federal Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, has released the Party’s Powering Australia plan.
‘Powering Australia’ will create over 600,000 new jobs, cut power bills and reduce emissions by boosting renewable energy. It will bring cheap renewable energy to Australian homes and businesses and grow the Australian economy.
Labor claims that the Morrison-Joyce Government has been unable and unwilling to rise to the greatest economic challenge and opportunity of our lifetime.
“Only a Labor Government will restore leadership and make Australia a renewable energy superpower”, Mr Albanese said.
Labor’s Powering Australia plan will:
- Create over 600,000 new jobs – with many these jobs to be in regional Australia.
- Spur $76 billion of investment, both in the public and private sectors.
- Cut power bills for families by $275 a year by 2025 for homes.
- Boost renewable energy.
As well as securing Australia’s economic future, Labor’s plan will reduce Australia’s emissions by 43% by 2030 – which will become Australia’s target under the Paris Agreement, keeping the country on track for net zero by 2050.
Labor admits that the the plan is ambitious but is achievable. The plan is fully costed and is backed by the most extensive independent modelling ever carried out for an Opposition.
‘Scott Morrison still hasn’t released a credible plan to get us there’, Mr Albanese .
“Australians need a Government that will secure a future for our country – one with a plan for economic growth and secure jobs”.
“Scott Morrison will lie about our plan. He will try to scare Australians”.
Labor claims it is giving voters a clear choise at the next election – a choice between ‘a Morrison-Joyce Government with no plan, or a Labor Government determined to shape the future’.
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