Just in case anyone has any illusions about how bad the Country Alliance will be on climate policy if any of their candidates are actually elected, attached below is a release from the Eastern Victoria candidate for the Party. The Party simply isn’t engaging on the realities of climate change and the need for a just transition away from highly polluting brown coal. Wragg can’t have it both ways Greens candidate Cheryl Wragg is trying to fool the electorate with her views on the future of the Hazelwood Power Station, according to the Country Alliance party. Eastern Victoria candidate Andrew … Continue reading Country Alliance will ‘fight to keep Hazelwood open’
The ALP’s decision to preference the Country Alliance in two Upper House seats is a worrying development when it comes to getting sensible environmental policy in Victoria and significant support for renewable energy. They are effectively climate skeptics and support the proposal to develop an export industry for Victoria’s dirty brown coal. Their renewable energy policy is effectively an endorsement of our current reliance on coal to meet our energy needs. If they were successful in getting a seat, they could be expected to be as disruptive on environmental policy as Family First’s Steve Fielding has been on social policy. … Continue reading ALP preferences to Country Alliance – what does this mean for renewables?