Election 2016 Archive

This section contains media releases and opinion articles relating to the 2016 Federal Election. To arrange an interview with one of our experts or track down any information,please contact our Media & Communications Manager Brinsley Marlay at bmarlay@climateinstitute.org.au or at 02 8239 6299.

Media Release

Statement on Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts and Climate Science Aug 07, 2016 - 11:39am

Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts has made a number of statements regarding climate science and empirical evidence. There is abundant evidence that heat trapping greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere at record levels, this is causing the climate to change, and this is impacting on natural and human systems now.
Media Release

New ministry must provide policy leadership on Australia’s climate and energy challenges Jul 18, 2016 - 5:12pm

The Climate Institute welcomes the integration of the Environment and Energy ministries as part of the federal government ministerial reshuffle, emphasizing the need for leadership on climate and energy policy in order to unlock the billions of dollars in new clean energy investment required to meet the objectives laid out under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Media Release

Post Poll: climate & energy leadership needed to repair trust & seize opportunities Jul 08, 2016 - 11:35am

It is time for federal politicians to show leadership on climate change, not just because it is urgent and the vast majority of Australians, as well as mainstream business, see it as necessary, but because its politicisation is one of the main issues that have eroded public trust in our political process, The Climate Institute said today.
Opinion Articles

Our political parties have a climate policy credibility gap Jun 22, 2016 - 3:43pm

Both major parties have committed to significant post-election policy reviews. Such a review will be crucial, both to avoid the social and economic instability of this gap, and if our country is to begin to take credible climate action, writes John Connor in RenewEconomy.
Media Release

Election Research: Mind the political gap – voters, business frustrated by inaction on climate change and energy Jun 22, 2016 - 12:30am

The Climate Institute today released its Climate Policy Credibility Assessment which shows Australian community support for action on climate change and renewable energy is at its highest levels since 2008. The research also found gaps between community and mainstream business views and the policies of our political parties, which is risking economic and social instability
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