COALITION’S GREEN ARMY WILL IMPROVE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
The Coalition will build the largest standing environmental workforce in Australia’s history and deliver local on-the-ground environmental projects in Forde and around Australia.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen said that if the Coalition is elected it will build a 15,000 strong Green Army to provide real and practical solutions to local environmental issues.
“The Green Army is an exciting development in the way we tackle environmental projects.
“Not only will it actively improve hundreds of sites across the country, but local young people will be able to join the Green Army and get training and learn to work as part of a team.
“Participants will receive a training allowance, as well as gain valuable work skills and potential qualifications in different areas of environmental remediation.
“I hope joining the Green Army will become a rite-of-passage for hundreds of local young people throughout Forde in the years ahead.
“Joining the Green Army will teach many young people about teamwork, local ownership and about the value of belonging to something greater than your self.
Bert said the Green Army projects would complement the work of local environmental and landcare groups as well as the environmental work undertaken by councils.
“I am looking forward to working with residents, local environmental groups and local community in identifying projects throughout Forde that the Green Army can tackle.
“We 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.”
Bert said the building of a 15,000 strong Green Army is part of our Coalition’s Real Solutions Plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.