Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, has spoken in support of the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) motion calling for effective action on climate change.

LEAN has successfully built support across the country for its motion - calling on Labor to adopt a 50% renewable energy target by 2030 and 50% less carbon pollution than 2000 levels by 2030 – and will seek approval from National Conference later this month.

“Labor has proudly led from the front on climate change, introducing carbon pricing and pushing for greater investment in renewables,” Haylen said.  

“LEAN has continued that tradition of strong leadership and I will be proudly supporting their motion at National Conference.”

“LEAN has successfully put the case for strong targets to Labor Party branches across the country, including every local branch in my electorate who have all passed the motion.” [attached]

“Climate change is a problem that demands courage and political leadership. Both are in short supply in the Abbott Government.”

“LEAN’s motion shows Labor is committed to making the necessary decisions to hand our children a better world.”


14 July 2015.


50/50 LEAN Motion

LEAN is asking branches and Federal Electoral Councils/Assemblies to pass a motion in support of strong, credible Labor policy on climate change.

This branch calls upon the Australian Labor Party to lead the nation on climate action. It calls on the Australian Labor Party to adopt in its platform:

• An energy policy that delivers 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030.  And the creation of one ministry of Climate Change and Energy to deliver coherent policy with two aims – affordable and clean energy.

• Reducing Australia’s carbon pollution by 50% on 2000 levels by 2030 or the latest recommended target of the Climate Change Authority.

• A commitment to put climate action at the heart of its program to deliver jobs, innovation and investment to build a prosperous, safe and fair Australia.

This branch calls on our Federal Electoral Council/ Assembly to pass this motion in support of our branch’s concern and bind/encourage its conference delegate to support this motion at National Conference.