The Greens are campaigning for a Green New Deal for SA to tackle the climate crisis and fight growing inequality.
Over the last few years we have seen the devastating effects of climate change and South Australia has been hard hit by drought and bushfire. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inequality that exists within our society and the growing gap between rich and poor. South Australia continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
Now is not the time for business as usual. We need a new plan for our state’s future.
We need a Green New Deal - a plan of investment and action to create jobs, invest in emerging and innovative industries, and rebuild our public and social infrastructure.
We’ve moved a motion in the Legislative Council calling on the Marshall government to:
- Adopt an innovative jobs growth plan through investing in publicly-owned renewable energy and storage projects
- Invest in more social housing to help end homelessness
- Employ more educators, healthcare workers, nurses and social support workers to ensure all South Australians have access to the care they need
- Expand our public transport network to reduce congestion and emissions
- Support the revival of our CBD precinct and the local businesses that make it
- Embrace and support our creative industries and the arts
- Care for country and culture.
Watch my speech to learn more about a Green New Deal and what it means for SA.