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.

Transcript: Doorstop

1.30pm | December 04, 2018

Overnight David Attenborough has addressed hundreds of delegates at the UN’s conference on climate change in Poland and this is what he had to say: He said “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change”. And in making those remarks - and they were very powerful remarks - David Attenborough named the challenge and he is on the same page as the tens of thousands of school children who marched on this issue just a few days ago.

Speech on Protecting our Koalas

11.00am | October 08, 2018

On a very lovely winter afternoon back in July this year, while the sun went down, I stood in Bangalow next to a stand of eucalypts and tallowwoods. I listened to Linda Sparrow as she explained the challenges she faced in her work as president of Bangalow Koalas.

Speech on Climate Change and Drought

4.30pm | August 13, 2018

There is a devastating drought that is gripping many parts of Australia. We've seen media coverage of this recently, and it includes heart-rending imagery of people on the land managing their properties, managing their stock, managing the economic impacts on their families and managing and responding to the economic impacts in their towns.

Meeting with Linda from Bangalow Koalas

4.00pm | July 22, 2018

Linda established Bangalow Koalas and is working with landholders around Bangalow to plant koala habitat. She’s an amazing example of the power of community action to support conservation on private land.

Senator McAllister visits NSW North Coast to Discuss Forest Conservation and Koala Habitat Preservation

12.30pm | July 20, 2018

In northern NSW koala populations are in decline. At the same time, both state and federal Liberal governments seek to water down laws that protect native animals and their habitats.

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.