Environment Victoria Scorecard
Environment Victoria has 45 years of experience in environmental policy and campaigning. This election, we have carefully scrutinised the promises and commitments made by the major political parties and scored them. Our objective is to provide you with factual, spin-free information to help you make an informed decision at November’s election.
You can access the entire list of environment and climate related policies and promises from the parties at our Promise Watch site. By publishing the commitments of the political parties on important issues like coal, renewable energy, sustainable homes and protecting our fragile rivers, we’ll keep doing our job of increasing transparency and holding our elected leaders to account.
The scorecard is based on Environment Victoria’s ten priority environmental and climate policies. The ten priorities were sent to each political party in August. You can access our policy priorities here.
There are three categories for a better, more sustainable Victoria:
- Cleaning up our power supply and reducing pollution and supporting renewable energy;
- Making our homes and communities efficient, affordable and sustainable; and
- Protecting and restoring our natural environment.
Because all three major political parties set policy centrally, our scorecard ranks the political parties rather than candidates. We will update our scorecard regularly as new announcements are made.
*Correct as at: 28 Nov 2014
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What the scores mean:
At this election, our goal is to make the scoring as simple as possible to understand. For that reason, we’ve opted to go with a three-point scoring system: thumbs up for good, detailed policies; dash for promises with no details or funding; and thumbs down for detrimental or missing policies.
The full policy responses are available at futureeconomy.com.au
Authorised by Mark Wakeham, CEO Environment Victoria, 60 Leicester Street Carlton.