Fiona McLeod is a community leader making a stand for our values.
She is a barrister, human rights advocate and former President of the Law Council of Australia.
Throughout her professional life, Fiona has fought for fairness and equality. She has worked on the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sex Abuse, fought for justice for victims of human trafficking and slavery, and worked to deliver marriage equality.
Fiona made a stand for Higgins because she saw a government that has given up on fairness and equality, which was incapable of making decisions for our future. Disunity and chaos had become normal and issues like climate change remain unaddressed.
Fiona McLeod will make a difference for Higgins in a Labor government.
A fairer, stronger Australia
Australia can’t have a strong economy or decent society while equality is allowed to grow unchecked and the government cuts health and education.
Investing in education means the skills and knowledge we need for real jobs in an economy of the future.
Fiona knows we all need to share the benefits of a strong economy. The consequences of inequality are a fractured society, as we have seen at its worst overseas. Our prosperity is underpinned by a strong community, where nobody is left behind.
Labor will invest in vital services so that we have a stronger, more prosperous society.
We deserve the benefits of being in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities. Labor’s real infrastructure investments mean you’ll spend less time doing the things you have to do and have more time to do the things you want to do. Fiona and Labor will partner with the Dan Andrews Labor Government to build vital projects like the Suburban Rail Loop.
Real action on climate change
If the Liberals were serious about climate change, Malcolm Turnbull would still be Prime Minister. Scott Morrison and his climate-sceptics are hopelessly divided about climate change.
We will deliver 50 per cent renewables by 2030 by:
- Setting a target of one million household battery systems by 2025 and providing a $2,000 rebate for 100,000 households to purchase and install battery systems.
- Investing up to $1 billion from the CEFC to help schools access solar panels and battery storage through a Solar Schools Program.
- Establishing Renewable Energy Zones across the country to unlock the potential of renewable energy.
- Establishing a Neighbourhood Renewables Program to ensure renters and social housing residents can benefit from cheaper and cleaner renewable energy.
- Doubling capital of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) by $10 billion.
And we will protect our iconic national environment by cleaning up Australia’s rivers, and protecting threatened species.
Labor’s plan will be good for the environment, good for households, and good for the economy.