The Green Army.
Last Week, Tony Abbott announced that a Coalition government will build a 15,000 strong Green Army and provide real and practical solutions to local environmental issues.
If elected, the Green Army will become the largest standing environmental workforce in Australia’s history and deliver hundreds of on-the-ground environmental projects each year across Australia.
The Green Army, primarily made up of young people, will clean up riverbanks, creek beds and revegetate sand dunes, as well as undertake remediation and conservation projects around Australia.
At the same time as improving the local environment, the Green Army will foster teamwork, local ownership and community spirit in our young people. Participants will also receive training and a training wage which will be a stepping stone to more opportunities.
It should be a means for young people to gain a meaningful understanding of what it is like to be part of something bigger than themselves.
The Coalition will deliver a cleaner environment and a more sustainable future without the impost of a Carbon Tax which is causing real economic damage to our economy and the living standards of Australians.
By strengthening the economy and living within our means, the Coalition will be able to take direct action to improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions in a practical and affordable way.
Click here to read more about the Coalition’s policy to build a Green Army which is part of our Real Solutions Plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.