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Labour Party’s policies on environmental issues

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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  Party’s support baseNo, but there should be more restrictions on its use

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  Public statementsYes, and use the funds to clean up local waterways


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the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents