Adam Bandt - Invest to Recover and a Green New Deal

This is the change I believe our country needs. This is the country I know is possible and this is the change I’ll be fighting for. I hope all Australians will join us in this fight. – Adam Bandt

Please join us at 6pm on Thursday 9 July on Zoom when Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Melbourne and Leader of the Australian Greens, will talk about The Greens’ Invest to Recover plan, and a Green New Deal.

For the first time in our series of Zoom briefings, we are asking that you register in advance for this meeting.

Adam Bandt on Invest to Recover and the Green New Deal
When: Jul 9, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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About Invest to Recover and a Green New Deal

The Greens have put forward a comprehensive and wide-ranging plan for responding to the covid19 crisis, titled Invest to Recover. It is available here: https://greens.org.au/recovery
Under Adam Bandt’s leadership, the Greens have also been promoting the concept of a Green New Deal, as outlined here: https://greens.org.au/greennewdeal
These policies would radically transform Australia, environmentally, economically and socially. They include policies such as a job guarantee, a transition to sustainable clean energy, and a massive investment in public services.

In this Zoom forum, Adam will outline these policies and how the Greens will work to achieve them.

Speaking in Parliament on 23 March 2020, Adam Bandt said:
“When I first became Leader of the Australian Greens, I talked about how we needed a Green New Deal to solve the three challenges of a jobs crisis, economic inequality and the climate emergency—a program of government action and investment at a time when it has never been cheaper for government to borrow to invest in a clean society and a caring economy. The reality of the coronavirus only reinforces the need for such action. Now we need it more than ever because the kinds of shortages that we are seeing now, the distress people are living through and the threats to life we are witnessing will be exacerbated if we don't get the other crises under control as well.”

About the event

Adam will speak for 20 to 30 minutes and then answer questions for a further 20 to 30 mins. Questions must be submitted in writing via the chat section to the host, and you must register for the event at the link above.

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About Adam Bandt MP

Adam Bandt MP is the Federal Member for Melbourne and Leader of The Australian Greens. Adam lives with his wife Claudia, daughters Wren and Elke, and their dog Max, in inner-city Melbourne. Adam is the Greens spokesperson for the Climate Emergency and Energy, Employment & Industrial Relations, Public Sector and Foreign Affairs.
Adam was elected to the Federal Parliament in 2010, making history as the first Green elected to the House of Representatives at a general election.
Adam has served as a Deputy Leader under Christine Milne and Richard Di Natale. For a number of years Adam has been the Greens spokesperson on the climate crisis, energy, employment & industrial relations and science, research and innovation. He has previously been The Greens Treasury spokesperson.
In his maiden speech to Parliament, Adam warned of the coming climate emergency. Adam was a key participant in the Gillard minority Labor government’s Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, which developed the climate price and established the successful Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. It was only because of Adam’s election and the signed agreement with Julia Gillard that the carbon price was introduced. The period following this agreement is the only time that carbon pollution has decreased in Australia.
Before entering Parliament, Adam worked for many years as a public interest and industrial lawyer protecting workers from privatisation and big business. Adam represented some of Australia’s lowest paid workers, working with the now President of the ACTU, Michele O'Neil on legal action against corporate giant Nike to make them responsible for the wages and conditions of workers in their supply chain. Adam also worked to protect the rights of coal workers in the Latrobe Valley after their power stations were privatised. One of Adam’s first acts in Parliament was to introduce a Private Member’s bill to extend protection for firefighters who contract cancer through their work. This passed into law with unanimous support, becoming one of only seven private members’ bills to become law in the past two decades.

WHEN

July 09, 2020 at 6pm - 7pm

WHERE

Zoom

CONTACT

Luke Whitington · 02 9698 4918

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