Green Guide to Government Policy
The Advocate - April 2010
Wed 28 Apr, 2010 Advocacy
In this section
- A three-point plan for better buildings and communities: Our call to government
- A New Deal for Urban Australia
- Improving existing buildings - what finance options are available?
- Advocacy agenda 2010-2013
- Submissions to Government in 2013
- Advocacy media releases in 2013
- Submissions to Government in 2012
- Submissions to government in 2011
- The Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future package
- Carbon pricing and Australia's property and construction industry
- GBCA supports Thriving Neighbourhoods conference
- Businesses for a Clean Economy (B4CE)
- The Advocate - July 2011
- Putting a price on pollution: what it means for Australia’s property and construction industry
- A summary of Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) 2011
- A Minister for Cities is needed to build Australia's future, says ASBEC
- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing: Update on Commercial Programs
- Submission to the 2011-2012 Federal Budget
- GBCA Sustainable Population Strategy submission
- GBCA submission to DCCEE Tax Breaks for Green Buildings Consultation Paper
- Our cities: building a productive, sustainable and liveable future
- Calling for submissions for the Tax Breaks for Green Buildings consultation paper
- The Advocate - October and November 2010
- Green Schools
- The Advocate - September 2010
- Federal election an opportunity to move green building from voluntary to vital
- Water Industry Competition Amendment Regulation 2010- call for comment
- UK Green Building Council - Coalition Agreement
- The Advocate - May 2010
- The Advocate - April 2010
- The Advocate - March 2010
- The Advocate - February 2010
- The Advocate - January 2010
- The National Strategy on Energy Efficiency
- Call to Action Copenhagen by International Organisations of Architects
- GBCA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Safe Climate Bill
- GBCA's Submission to the Australian Building Codes Boards
- GBCA's 2009 Federal Budget Submission
- Advocating green policies
- Advocacy wins in 2009
News from our man in Canberra, Dave Pebbles...
Well, the leaves are turning golden and the temperature is plummeting to zero here in the political hotbed of intrigue that is Canberra.
This Government has made one of its key environmental announcements this week, that the introduction of the CPRS legislation would be delayed until 2013.
The Advocate prides himself on being a reasonable reader of the political tea leaves, but confesses he did not see that one coming.
What does it mean for the GBCA? We supported the CPRS, but argued that it should be seen as just one measure for tackling climate change; complementary measures to tackle emissions from the building sector were needed, given the building sector accounts for some 23% of Australia's emissions.
Without the CPRS, these 'complementary' measures now become the main game, and the building sector assumes even greater importance. This helps to explain the Government's recent batch of energy efficiency task groups and plans.
As one newspaper has suggested, without the CPRS in play, the federal election is shaping up as a battle between the two main parties' 'direct action plans.' Look to see a lot of policy on tackling emissions from the building sector in the coming months.
More news soon...