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HOW THEY SAW IT: reaction to the Budget

Friday 15 May 20 12:00pm

Environmental Defence Society: A Green New Deal. Pleased with $1.1 billion to create 11,000 jobs “restoring the natural world”. Hopes this reset of economic thinking will flow through to the allocation of the $3 billion infrastructure fund, and the projects chosen are low-carbon.

Sustainable Business Council: Likes the 11,000 new conservation jobs. Still lobbying to get the $3 billion infrastructure spending to focus on projects that will cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Wants a partnership between Government and private enterprise.

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