First place – what is the cost that won't make climate change? It's big. It was thought that last year the cost of the bad weather we insured was $ 18bn, in loss of property, in a loss.
There is a high cost when we do not. We are confident with the coherent, evidence-based, pragmatic and consultation policies we are promoting, that we can protect traditional jobs in steel, cement, in aluminum.
Industries I have represented my working life to represent blue collar staff. I am confident that, with our assets, we can work with such commercialization sectors, that we will ensure that these changes are made in a way that protects those jobs.
But I am ambitious for new jobs in Australia. I do not want us to become … just a financial service or part-time staff. I want to have full-time jobs in renewable energy. We have the best experts in our world, so we're not adding to the value added work? We have some of the best resources in the world. We can put it together … in Australia, we all have a lithium battery. So why don't we be a nation that says we want to enlarge and grow manufacturing jobs?
In terms of electricity, we see that under this current government, even in the last three years since the election for the second time around, the price has gone up by 20%. I don't know if you are, Mark [Butler]Or someone who was seen yesterday, who noticed yesterday, that it was $ 1.45 a week for pensioners, a once-off payment, a total of $ 75.
It is a very small recompense that they have done nothing on energy policy in the last three years. I have no doubt that we will reduce our energy prices.