2016 ACT Election - Party Response Table

5 Questions on the Environment – How the Parties Responded.

The responses of each party are summarised and displayed in the columns of the two following tables with the parties sorted in alphabetical order. See the full responses from the parties here.

 

 

 

ACT Greens

ACT Labor

Animal Justice Party

Australian Sex Party

Canberra Community Voters 

Question 1

Will you support the ACT Government contributing $140k annually to fund ACT EDO?

Yes, the Greens strongly believe in the good work that EDOs do.

Yes. ACT Labor will step in where the Liberal Commonwealth Government has cut, and the Canberra Liberals have refused to step in with their federal colleagues.

Yes. The Party believes it vital for an independent organisation.

Yes. We rely on groups like EDO ACT to provide expertise and independent perspectives.

No response

Question 2

Will you support the ongoing public availability and regular revision of the ACT Environmental Handbook?

Yes, we believe that the ACT Environmental Handbook is a valuable publication for the community.

No response

Yes. The Party believes more than ever such proper monitoring is important

Yes

No response 

Question 3                       

Will you support an independent ACT Environment Protection Authority with the powers and resources needed to properly monitor compliance with, and  enforce ACT environmental protection laws?

Yes

No response

Yes

Yes

No response

Question 4       

How will your party deliver on the ACT Climate Change Act’s 2020 zero greenhouse gas emission targets and renewable energy target?

Ecological sustainability is the first of the Green’s four philosophical pillars. The ACT Greens are strongly committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2020 and carbon neutral Canberra by 2030.

ACT Labor is fully committed to delivering on our targets. In May 2016 Labor increased the renewable energy target to 100% by 2020 and to be carbon neutral from 2050. We are committed to setting interim targets within the first 100 days of government, and will sign the ‘Under2MOU’.

The Animal Justice Party is strongly committed to a genuine Bush capital,  where business must comply with new directions to act in line with a climate sensitive economy.

The Australian Sex Party will vote to uphold the ACT’s 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets and renewable energy target and do more to promote active and public transport choices.

No response

Question 5

Will you support the ACT Government setting whole-of-government targets to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and its implementation?

Yes, the Greens support the UN’s SDG to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

Labor recognises the importance of the SDG for UN members and the ACT is tracking extremely well against most of the goals.

Yes

Yes. Developed in consultation with the territory's business and research community.

No response

 

 

 


  

 

 

Canberra Liberal Party

Community Alliance Party

Liberal Democrat Party

Like Canberra

Sustainable Australia

Vote Canberra

Question 1

Will you support the ACT Government contributing $140k annually to fund ACT EDO?

No response

Yes

No response

Yes

Yes

No response

Question 2

Will you support the ongoing public availability and regular revision of the ACT Environmental Handbook?

No response

Yes

No response

Yes

Yes

No response 

Question 3                       

Will you support an independent ACT Environment Protection Authority with the powers and resources needed to properly monitor compliance with, and  enforce ACT environmental protection laws?

No response

Yes

No response

Yes

Yes

No response

Question 4       

How will your party deliver on the ACT Climate Change Act’s 2020 zero greenhouse gas emission targets and renewable energy target?

No response

The Alliance commits to create a carbon neutral ACT economy by 2050, and 100% renewable energy used by 2020. The Alliance will ensure stringent design standards of public and private housing; identify the way to of reducing ACT’s ecological footprint; invest research into improving environmental management; improve pest control and support education.

No response

Like Canberra will do everything we can to make sure this target is reached.

Sustainable Australia (ACT) supports the aim for 100% renewable energy in the ACT by 2020.

We support the actions taken by the current ACT government, and have a number of other policies and tools to achieve this outcome.

No response

Question 5

Will you support the ACT Government setting whole-of-government targets to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and its implementation?

No response

Yes

No response

Yes

Yes

No response

 

 


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