In the Senate you can vote above or below the line. If voting above the line you need to number a minimum of 6 boxes in order of your preference and if you vote below the line you need to number a minimum of 12 boxes in order of your preference.
The following parties standing for the Senate have at least some positive climate and renewable energy policies:
- The Greens: “To avoid catastrophic global warming and stabilise warming at 1.5 degrees, Australia must cut pollution rapidly to achieve net zero pollution by 2040.”
- Animal Justice Party: “This is nothing short of a global emergency requiring immediate and substantial action. We must slow, stop and reverse the negative changes to the climate before ‘tipping points’ kick in to accelerate and take the process beyond our control.”
- Socialist Alliance: “To avoid triggering dangerous tipping points, it is vital that we move to zero emissions as fast as possible.”
- Renewable Energy Party: ““By 2030 all of Australia’s electricity will come from renewable sources.”
“Ensure that by 2050 at the latest, Australia achieves net zero greenhouse gas emissions”
- Australian Labor Party: “Labor accepts the science that limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius is necessary to avert dangerous climate change. That commitment requires Australia to be a net zero pollution economy by the middle of the century.”
- Sustainable Australia: “Progress rapidly towards using a predominantly renewable energy supply.” “Adopt a renewable energy target (RET)…. up to 100 per cent by 2050.”
- Science Party: While the Science party accepts climate science and have some good policies, they promote nuclear power as a response to global warming. Nuclear power has repeatedly shown itself to be unsafe, extremely expensive and a distraction to renewable power options such as solar thermal with storage that can replace base load power and perform other key roles cheaply and safely.
- Secular Party: “We recognise global warming as a significant and dire threat to global civilisation. To address the problem, global carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced dramatically.”
- Nick Xenophon Team: "Action is required to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on fossil fuels and inefficient forms of energy generation. Australia is uniquely placed to embrace renewable energy resources… We support a 50% renewable (electricity only) target by 2030.”
The following parties are climate change deniers or sceptics:
- Australian Christians
- Christian Democratic Party
- Family First
- Citizens Electoral Council
- Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
- Australian Liberty Alliance
The Liberal and National Party have attacked renewable energy targets, supported the fossil fuel industries, funded roads over rail and cut millions of dollars from CSIRO climate research.
Use your vote for a safe climate!
More information on how to Vote Climate in the House of Representative coming soon.