Policy Pillar: Progress and promise in Oceania

With the election of Australia’s new-look Labour government last month, many are hailing a ‘greenslide’ across the country as a wave of strong climate pledges have come to the fore and played a pivotal role in this change of power. There couldn’t be a more topical time for H2 View’s Oceania-focused Policy Pillar update.

At the time of writing, election analysts reportedly say the centre-left Labour party, which defeated Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition in the election on May 21, has now secured a majority in Parliament. That means new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be able to govern in his own right.

The same cannot be said of the scene in the Senate where, with a record vote for independents and minor parties, the Albanese government will need crossbench support to pass its laws. Critically for the clean energies transition, among those record votes outside of the major parties, was big support for the Greens party.

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