Policy Snapshot - February 2023

09 Feb 2023

Providing an industry voice on government policy

The Australian Government is currently seeking input on a range of issues that influence Australia’s approach to achieving a net zero economy and a sustainable built environment. GBCA is working with industry to deliver clear, aligned messages to the following consultations:

  • Guarantee of Origin scheme
  • National Energy Performance Strategy
  • National Reconstruction Fund
  • National Energy Objectives
  • Unlocking Consumer Energy Resources benefits through flexible trading
  • Climate-related financial disclosure
  • Reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism
  • National Repair Market
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TRANSFORM - Our top picks for policy people

Join us in person or online at GBCA’s 5th annual TRANSFORM conference (22-23 March, with additional breakouts 24-30 March). A jam-packed program includes sessions to inspire those shaping the policies leading the sustainable transformation of our built environment:

  • Insights from COP 27 and what we will see next
  • Driving change in Australia’s climate policies with Senator David Pocock
  • Future grid stability and security
  • Creating new infrastructure, social fabric and future opportunities
  • What’s next in embodied carbon
  • Making electrification a reality
  • Nature, biodiversity and regeneration
  • Decarbonisation and circularity
Book your place now

Circular economy advisory group announced

A Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory group has been established to guide Australia’s transition to a more circular economy, by 2030. At the Environment Ministers’ Meeting late last year, all Australian Environment Ministers committed to working with the private sector and industry to design out waste and pollution, keep materials in use, and foster markets to achieve a circular economy by 2030.

Learn more here

WA plans legislation to formalise climate change goals

The McGowan Government plans to introduce climate change legislation to provide a framework for WA’s climate change response and to formalise the target to reduce Government emissions by 80 per cent below 2020 levels by 2030.

Read the media statement