MP for Melbourne. Greens Climate Change, Energy, IR & Science spokesperson. The stripes are Australia: https://t.co/vyVxr5IQb0
In the middle of a climate crisis, gov is giving over $1b to *new* coal and gas projects. In total, there’s $51b in subsidies to coal and gas corporations. This Budget fast-tracks climate collapse.
Billionaire property developers will cash in. A generation of young people priced out of the market. This is a housing market only the Liberal Party would celebrate.
This Budget gives $62b a year in subsidies to billionaires and big corporations. And they say there’s not enough money to get dental into Medicare and lift people out of poverty…
When Josh Frydenberg says he’s funding ‘clean energy’, he’s referring to public money funding new gas fields, and coal carbon capture and storage.
This #budget2021 should have invested in renewables, in clean and green manufacturing, in improving people’s livelihoods and building up our essential services.
Australia could have become a renewable energy superpower, putting us on a path to generate 700% renewable energy, exporting extra clean energy to the world, but instead the Liberals are giving public money to coal and gas.
Workers’ wages will go backwards for the next two years, then flatline after that, ensuring that wages will remain low while corporate profits skyrocket. Billionaire Gerry Harvey will be getting his workers at fire sale prices.
Instead of the $270b military spend, we could: ✔give free uni and TAFE to all who wanted it ✔offer every parent free childcare ✔bring dental into Medicare (six times over) ✔build the 500,000 public homes needed to end homelessness (twenty times over) What would you rather?
If a single grain of rice is worth about $58,000 (the median salary), how much rice do you think Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer will have after this government’s new tax cuts? I decided to find out.