A Sustainable Climate

I have been involved in climate change and sustainability for many years. Labor's values on the common good demand action from us on this issue. Government must lead, engage with robust science, and set evidence-based targets. Businesses and communities are already responding. If we are sincere about our obligations to future generations, it's time to act. Australia should lead the world in renewable energy technology, which holds so much opportunity for future-focused jobs.

Speech on Platypus and Opera House Nets

12.07pm | September 06, 2017

Australia faces a huge challenge to protect our unique wildlife. An unacceptable number of our animals such as the hairy nosed wombat and the iconic koala are vulnerable, endangered or face extinction.

Ketter and McAllister Media Release: Government Lagging Behind on Climate Change. Again.

5.30pm | April 21, 2017

The government’s refusal to take climate change seriously is leaving it increasingly isolated and exposed. Today, a Senate committee has sided with investors in their calls for guidance for Australian firms on disclosure of carbon risk.

Media Release: The Evidence Is In - Government's Energy Inaction Is Hurting The Sector

5.45pm | April 10, 2017

After holding hearings across the country and considering close to sixty written submissions, the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Energy Infrastructure in a Warming World concluded its inquiry on Friday. 

Pacific Calling Partnership

3.30pm | April 03, 2017

Senator McAllister met with the Pacific Calling Partnership, a coalition of voices from the Pacific Islands, calling for action on climate change. 

Renewable Energy Forum

11.00am | March 25, 2017

Senator Jenny McAllister spoke at a renewable energy forum about the lessons we have learnt from the 'climate wars' and what we must do to build a renewable future. 

Media Release: Turnbull's Climate Inaction Causes "Investment Strike" By Energy Industry

9.15am | March 07, 2017

Industry and expert witnesses lined up to slam the government’s inaction on energy policy at a hearing today of the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Energy Infrastructure in a Warming World. Danny Price, who advised the Prime Minister on energy when he was Opposition Leader, agreed with Senator McAllister that Australia’s energy crisis was caused by an “investment strike”.

Butler and McAllister Media Release: Energy Crisis 'Crept Up' on Government - Treasury Secretary

9.00am | March 02, 2017

The Prime Minister has been caught out making energy policy on the run. Under questioning from Senator McAllister, Treasury Secretary John Fraser revealed that the government had been surprised by the energy crisis, and there was no Treasury analysis supporting the government’s plan for new coal generation. 

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Senate Inquiry, Energy Policy and SA Blackout

2.40pm | February 21, 2017

LEON BYNER: Yesterday in Adelaide a Senate Inquiry was held to probe why South Australia was brought to its knees last September with a shutdown of power…Jenny McAllister…you were there yesterday, what did we get out of it?  

Media Release: Industry Experts Ask "Where is Frydenberg?"

8.30am | February 21, 2017

Australia’s National Electricity Market is suffering because of a lack of federal leadership, a Senate committee was told yesterday in Adelaide. Industry representatives and energy system experts testified before the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World that the current policy settings keep Australia stuck in the past. 

Media Release: What went wrong in SA? Senators to ask the energy questions the government won't

2.00pm | February 19, 2017

Key industry players will give evidence about the recent turmoil in South Australian energy at an Adelaide hearing on Monday for the Select Inquiry into Energy Resilience in a Warming World.