Let's push for a budget that puts People, Jobs and Climate first
The Western Australian government is currently preparing the budget that will shape how our state recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government seems intent on “cutting red and green tape” to prioritise quick-fix economic boosters that will cost the climate, the economy and the jobs market long-term. Help us to make sure that a stimulus package is invested in a way that creates thousands of secure jobs in clean industries.
This is our chance to build a sustainable future for WA. Together, we can ask for a budget that funds regenerative farming methods, a clean metals industry, a world-class public transport system, and a thriving 100% renewable energy sector. That’s why we’re encouraging you to endorse our open letter asking the Premier and Treasurer to support a Clean Jobs Stimulus and Recovery Package. You can sign on behalf of yourself, a business or community group.
We have a plan to make sure that this budget provides for Australian workers and families. Low carbon stimulus measures will maximize the chance of a strong recovery. Research by Clean State demonstrates far more jobs are created in low carbon industries than conventional or fossil fuel-based areas for the same amount invested (Figure 1).
Do you have a business or belong to a community group that can endorse an open letter for our Clean Jobs Stimulus and Recovery Package? We’re aiming for 100+ organisations from a cross-section of the WA community that can bring the Premier & Treasurer's attention to these critical low-carbon job projects. Your business can endorse our open letter now or share with an organisation you know would love to sign on.
Through taking action on climate change we can deliver thousands of sustainable jobs in clean industries for Western Australia. And the good news is that West Australians already have the skills, expertise, and resources to make it happen. Together, we can rebuild and renew our economy by prioritising jobs and packages consistent with a zero-carbon future.