Environment Victoria has today condemned the Coalition’s plans,revealed in their long-awaited policy costings document, to slash over $2 billion in environment spending.
Environment Victoria Campaigns Director Mark Wakeham said today:
“The costings released by Shadow Treasurer Hockey today reveal the Coalition plans to slash billions from environment programs, including cutting spending on their own election promises, if they are elected to government.”
“It’s a very worrying sign that the Coalition is already breaking its own funding promises on the environment before election day.”
“The Coalition’s environment and climate change policies were already deeply worrying, with plans to revoke World Heritage listings, review and potentially weaken important reforms like the Renewable Energy Target and Marine Parks, plans to scrap the carbon price, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Climate Change Authority and plans to weaken federal environment legislation. Now they’ve revealed plans to slash over $2 billion in environment spending.
Cuts revealed in the costings include:
This means that even before election day the Coalition has cut $2 billion from environment programs in the next 4 years.
The Coalition’s costings also reveal:
For further information or comment
Campaigns Director, Mark Wakeham, 0439 700 501