In this election, voters face a tough choice.
Can we get rid of Josh Frydenberg, ensure we have a strong sustainable economy and deliver real action on climate change? The answer is yes, yes and yes!
The only way we can get rid of Josh Frydenberg, ensure our economy stays strong and deliver real action on climate change - is to Vote 1 Yates.
That’s why I am running for Parliament as I have the experience and vision to take the most appropriate action on climate change and maintain a strong economy.
Over the last few weeks, lots of people have been asking what the key differences are between Julian Burnside’s Greens and myself, with respect to climate change. They have also been asking about how to strategically vote so that we have the best chance of removing the current Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg.
The big difference between me and Julian Burnside is that he will still be representing a political party, rather than this electorate. It is time that Kooyong had a voice. There’s also no one in the Greens that has the relevant business experience and vision for capturing the economic opportunities in the transition to a clean economy. As an independent, I am also best placed to bring an end to the decade long climate wars that all parties have contributed to.
The Liberal Party has wrecked any chance we have had to take real action on climate change, preferring to run on fear and special treatment for its donor from the coal and fossil fuel industry.
Labor is having a bet both ways with its support for Adani and fracking of the Northern Territory while introducing climate change policies that they have not properly considered in terms of their economic impact.
Australia’s carbon footprint is one of the worst in the world. Climate change is the greatest existential threat facing our planet. Failure to take action diminishes Australia’s international reputation and our standing on the world stage.
We cannot continue with this debacle. I urge you to vote 1 Yates because with my business experience in renewable energy and climate finance, I am the best placed to help carefully manage the transition to a new strong, clean and sustainable economy.
I have long been passionate about the need to address climate change. My background is in developing and financing clean energy projects that create jobs, wealth and improve our environment. I am the only candidate in this election who truly understands how we can have a strong economy and a safe climate. My vision for how Australia can become an economic superpower in its transition to a low carbon economy is set out on my website https://www.oliveryates.com/faqs#panel-economicsuperpoweraus .
The transition of our electricity sector to renewable energy, supported by a range of energy storage systems, is vital if we are to have any hope of limiting the warming of our planet to less than 2 degrees. The sustainability of a strong economy requires a healthy environment. Here in Australia, this transition presents enormous economic opportunities, with our abundance of natural assets like solar and wind resources and plenty of space across a large geographic footprint. With our proximity to Asia, we can export our renewable energy technologies and energy, including in the form of hydrogen and bio fuels and in time, the conversion of renewable energy to chemicals and even biodegradable plastics.
Of course, we need to manage this transition very carefully so that people can reskill and take jobs in renewable energy and other new industry sectors that will emerge in a clean energy economy. As a renewable energy superpower, our cheap and clean energy will be an enormous competitive advantage in driving a sustainable future and economic prosperity that will be the envy of the world.
As inaugural CEO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, I oversaw the investment in billions of dollars in renewable energy projects, all of them making a positive return to the taxpayer. I have invested in renewable energy and decarbonisation projects around the world, and understand how these can be financed and drive a strong sustainable economy.
And, by voting 1 Yates, you are voting for the most experienced person to take the most appropriate action on climate change and the candidate with the greatest chance of defeating the current member, Josh Frydenberg. When it comes to climate change, you will be voting for vision, real action and practical solutions, not ideology and grandstanding.
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For more information please call Adrian Dodd 0401 726 476