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Greens secure inquiry into Australia’s steel industry

Responding to a strong union and community campaign the Greens have secured an inquiry into Australia’s steel industry and its supply chain.

“This is a win for the people of the Illawarra, steelworkers and their families all around the country, members of the South Coast Labour Council, the Illawarra branch of the Australian Workers Union and other unionists who have been campaigning very hard to ensure the steel industry in Australia has a strong future,” said Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon.

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Shift to renewables under RenewAustralia would benefit Hunter region

The Hunter is set to benefit from the Greens’ RenewAustralia plan to transition to 90% renewable energy sources by 2030. NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens Deputy Mayor for Newcastle Michael Osborne have commented on the benefits for the Hunter region. 

Senator Rhiannon said, “NSW will benefit enormously from RenewAustralia. We need to prioritise public investment in clean energy technologies like solar thermal power. 

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NSW needs RenewAustralia

The Greens have launched RenewAustralia, a plan to transition to 90% renewable energy sources by 2030. NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon commented on the benefits that this plan would bring to the NSW. 

“NSW will benefit enormously from RenewAustralia,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

“We will enjoy cheaper electricity, cleaner air and water, and a jobs-rich state. 

“If we are to develop a strong renewable energy sector then we will need to prioritise public investment in clean energy technologies like solar thermal power.

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