Australia Vol.3 (Australian Labor Party’s 10 Year Plan for Australia’s Economy; AUSTRALIAN GREENS ELECTION PLATFORM 2016)

Here are the manifestos of a part of the current opposition parties (@AustralianLabor; @Greens) in July 2016. Excerpts are on our own.

—–AustralianLabor
[Nation-building infrastructure: jobs, road and rail]
Labor’s Positive Plan For Infrastructure
Labor’s Positive Plan For Aviation
Labor’s Positive Plan For Aviation

[Acting on climate change, protecting the environment]
Increased Energy Efficiency
PDF p.2  … Our Climate Change Action Plan provides a pathway for an orderly transition to a low pollution economy through six key elements:
1. Make Australia a Leading Renewable Energy Economy by ensuring that 50% of the nation’s electricity is sourced from renewable energy by 2030, providing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation with more certainty and more flexibility with less red tape and more technology options, and developing new community power projects.
2. Cleaner Power Generation by ensuring that the modernisation and diversification in Australia’s electricity generation from old heavy polluting coal fired power stations to modern clean energy is an orderly transition, with meaningful support for workers and communities.
3. Build Jobs and Industry by maximising the job opportunities from clean energy and clean technology, while also securing the future of critical Australian industries through a Strategic Industries Task Force. This will be supported by a Strategic Industries Reserve Fund of $300m to support the transition of key industries to 2020.
4. Cut Pollution through an Emissions Trading Scheme with access to international offsets, placing a legal cap on the emissions of large polluters through a cap and offsets scheme, while supporting industry by ensuring access to international carbon offsets.
5. Capture Carbon on the Land by reinvigorating the Carbon Farming Initiative to encourage carbon storage in agriculture, and taking decisive action to deal with broad scale land clearing.
6. Increased Energy Efficiency by doubling Australia’s national energy productivity by 2030 and implementing new emissions standards for motor vehicles to cut pollution on our roads.

[Budget repair that’s fair: a 10 year plan to strengthen the Australian economy]
Research and Development Investment Target
Positive Plan on Housing Affordability – Negative Gearing Reform
Labor’s Fiscal Plan

[Australia’s place in a changing world]
Defence Under Labor: A Safe, Secure and Independent Australia
… A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australia retains a world-class defence force and innovative defence industry by:
– Implementing the funding goals of the 2016 Defence White Paper, including raising Defence funding to 2 per cent of GDP by 2020‑21.
– Building 12 Future Submarines in South Australia, and mandating that at least 70 per cent of the work is done in Australia.
– Maintaining Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry by implementing a continuous build of surface warships and ending the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s practice of denying local shipyards the opportunity to compete for work.
– Continuing to strengthen defence cooperation with the United States, including by redressing the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s neglect of the US Force Posture Initiatives in Australia’s north.
– Reforming the means by which ADF pay and conditions are determined and putting an end to the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s cynical attempts to cut the pay and conditions of ADF personnel.
– Establishing an intergovernmental taskforce to develop a nationally consistent approach to perfluorinated chemical contamination at Defence and Commonwealth sites.

[Putting people first in every State and Territory]
Labor’s Positive Plan For WA
Labor’s Positive Plan For Tasmania
Labor’s Positive Plan For The Central Coast
Labor’s Positive Plan For Victoria
Labor’s Positive Plan For South Australia
Labor’s Positive Plan For the NT
Labor’s Positive Plan For Queensland
Labor’s Positive Plan For New South Wales

Labor’s Positive Policies For Agriculture And Regional Australia
{BOOSTING LOCAL JOBS THROUGH TRADE, EXPORTS AND INVESTMENT}
MAKING TRADE WORK FOR BUSINESS
– Tackle barriers to Australian exports
– Reduce red tape for exporters
– Facilitate trade in our region
IMPROVING MARKETING AND BRANDING
STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE ON INVESTMENT
{RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION FOR BETTER PRODUCTIVITY}
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE FOR BIOSECURITY
MANAGING YELLOW CRAZY ANTS
AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL MARINE AND AQUACULTURE CENTRE
AUSTRALIAN PESTICIDES AND VETERINARY MEDICINES AUTHORITY
FOOD AND FIBRE INNOVATION
REGIONAL INNOVATION HUBS
{IMPROVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE}
BETTER ROAD AND RAIL
A FIRST-CLASS NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK
IMPROVING MOBILE SERVICES
STRONGER PEST MANAGEMENT
{TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE}
{PRIORITY SECTORS}
FORESTRY
FISHERIES
WELFARE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

—–Greens
[ELECTION 2016: WHAT THE GREENS WILL DO FOR AUSTRALIA – Standing Up For What Matters]
ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING
A CONFIDENT AUSTRALIA
PROTECTING OUR PRECIOUS PLACES
RENEWED DEMOCRACY
EQUALITY AND COMPASSION
NEW ECONOMY
GREENING THE BUDGET
p.47  THE GREENS REVENUE MEASURES INCLUDE:
– Removing tax free fuel and other perks for miners $24 billion
– Removing the capital gains tax discount and negative gearing $14 billion
– Progressive superannuation $10 billion
– Requiring efficiencies in defence spending $14 billion
– Putting a price on carbon pollution $16 billion
– Limiting debt loading by companies $2 billion
– Stopping the concealment and splitting of income by trusts $4 billion
– Opposing income tax cuts and asking more from high earners $9 billion