Both the NSW and Tasmanian Labor state Conferences were held on July 26 and 27 2014. Both passed strong resolutions calling on the party not only to stand by effective climate action but also to raise Labor emission reduction target to 19%. Furthermore Bill Shorten made further strong statements about Labor's commitment to deliver climate action.
The resolutions both called on the party to adopt the Climate Change Authority's recommendation of February 2014 and raise the emissions reduction target from 5% by 2020 to 19%. Furthermore both conferences called on further reduction targets of 40-60% by 2030. See the entire resolutions here.
The resolutions also endorsed Bill Shorten's announcement that Labor would take an emissions trading scheme to the next election, called for continued support for the Renewable Energy Target as it currently stands and condemned Tony Abbott and his short sighted approach on this important issue.
Federal Labor leader, Bill Shorten addressed the NSW Conference and again affirmed Labor's commitment to action on climate change: