Beyond Zero Emissions, June 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown, Australia is likely to experience its first recession in almost three decades. Federal and state governments have resorted to unprecedented fiscal measures in an attempt to stabilise the economy. Even so, it is anticipated that over one million
Australian could lose their jobs by the end of 2020. To reboot the economy, further stimulus measures will be necessary. This presents a unique
opportunity to lay the foundations for a globally competitive Australian economy fi t for 21st century challenges. The Million Jobs Plan demonstrates the enormous employment potential of investing in clean, low-carbon technologies.