There is an urgent need for South Australia to develop self-reliant green manufacturing if we intend to reach our goal of 100% renewable by 2030 without the risk of foreign relations postponing this pledge. Further, alongside a rich green energy industry future-proofing our economy, the job growth this will deliver is especially urgent in light of the effects of the COVID-19 recession.
Why is this important?
Young people across South Australia, through YMCA SA Youth Parliament, have come together to develop a Bill split into three key parts accelerating our green industry:
- The first part seeks to transition industry away from fossil fuels by providing incentives for renewable practices and creating disincentives for high-polluting practices. These reforms include quintupling funding towards Green Industries SA by 2030, offering free retraining for fossil fuel industry workers, electrifying public transport by 2035, raising fossil fuel royalties by 10% and implementing more transparency of emission records.
- The second part focuses on a public implementation of the green industry through grants, loans and universal tendering that accelerates the desire for renewable practices. New grants and loans administered by Green Industries SA will be for products that reasonably produce or store renewable energy for applicants reasonably pursuing no fossil fuel emissions.
- The final part strengthens protections for indigenous land rights to ensure new mining operations better respect First Nations peoples and Country.
Please sign this petition to show your support for the Environment and Energy Committee's Green Industry Manufacturing, Mining and Energy Future Bill 2021!
How it will be delivered
The YMCA South Australian Youth Parliament will sit in July (12th-16th), where young people will debate and vote on a set of Youth Bills developed throughout the year. Successful Bills will be delivered to their relevant State Ministers and MPs.
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Thank you so much for all your wonderful support! On the 11th, Youth Parliament begins, and we are looking forward to debating and passing our Bill in SA Parliament House! Our first debate for this Bill is set for the 12th!