Climate

Climate action could create hundreds of thousands of new, secure, well-paid jobs. If we act now.

Date Published: 12/09/2022
Category: Climate

There is a sunny future ahead for workers and their communities in the renewable export industry, but it will only ever remain on the horizon unless Australia acts now. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/12/climate-action-could-create-hundreds-of-thousands-of-new-secure-well-paid-jobs-if-we-act-now/

Real climate action is finally here

Date Published: 28/07/2022
Category: Climate

A 43 per cent emissions reduction target is just the beginning – unions will work with government, business, and climate organisations to ensure Australia becomes a renewables superpower with good, secure union jobs and makes a strong contribution to a safer climate.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/28/real-climate-action-is-finally-here/

Morrison’s inaction on climate change has already cost secure jobs and lives

Date Published: 25/03/2022
Category: Climate

Australia has lost lives and precious time due to Morrison Government inaction. He has left workers behind.

That is why Australian union members are stepping up and taking action to fight for secure jobs and a safe climate.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/25/morrisons-inaction-on-climate-change-has-already-cost-secure-jobs-and-lives/

As the Morrison Government courts climate change, the world deserves better

Date Published: 29/10/2021
Category: Analysis Climate Working life

The Morrison Government’s Plan for Australia to reach net zero emissions by 2050, released this week, has been widely criticised domestically and internationally, for it highlights that the Morrison Government is not simply passive or inactive in the face of climate change; it is actively pursuing and facilitating it, and is happy to sacrifice lives, the environment, and the economy in the pursuit of short-term political gain, writes Lauren Piko.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/29/the-world-deserves-better/

This plan shows how Australia could have 395,000 new jobs

Date Published: 14/10/2021
Category: Climate

On Thurs 14 October, Australian Unions, and ACF, WWF-Australia, and BCA released a new report, Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs. This report charts a path for the country through the global transition to net-zero that delivers hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The report finds that Australia’s largest clean export opportunities…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/14/this-plan-shows-how-australia-could-have-395000-new-jobs/

Prime Minister can expect a chilly reception on climate at the G7 meeting

Date Published: 10/06/2021
Category: Climate

Scott Morrison’s refusal to commit to ambitious emission targets will not be welcomed by G7 world leaders, writes Mark Wakeham

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/06/10/prime-minister-can-expect-a-chilly-reception-on-climate-at-the-g7-meeting/

“I worry about the planet dying” – why this 8-year-old is on strike…again

Date Published: 21/05/2021
Category: Climate

School students around the country went on strike for the climate today. We talked to a young activist about why they joined the protest.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/21/i-worry-about-the-planet-dying-why-this-8-year-old-is-on-strikeagain/

In Joe Biden’s America, climate transition goes hand in hand with job creation

Date Published: 23/04/2021
Category: Analysis Climate

Our international partners are getting on with transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, showing climate transition can go hand in hand with job creation, but the Morrison government continue to make excuses for their inaction.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/23/climate-transition-goes-hand-in-hand-with-job-creation/