Aiya Goodrich Carttling

Candidate for Johnston

Aiya is a strong advocate for a safe climate, and will give much needed hope to voters in a field dominated by pro-fracking climate wreckers.

“As a young person I feel that climate change is such a serious issue for my generation, and all future generations. We are the ones who will live with the consequences. We all need to, as individuals, face up to climate change, but also demand our governments take meaningful action.

“It is easy to feel hopeless, especially in the face of massive carbon emissions from proposed shale gas fracking here in the NT. But I know that we can stop fracking and prevent the devastating effects it would have, while rebuilding our economy around renewable energy.”

Currently, Aiya works in children’s entertainment and is taking steps towards becoming a midwife.

Territorians want to feel confident in a safe future for them and their kids; Aiya is committed to following evidence-based solutions to the issues facing our community. We need a government who will represent their community and fight for the rights of all people in our Territory.

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Rapid Creek

creek with water, pandanus, and other plants

Our electorate is enriched by one of the most significant natural features of Darwin. Gurrambai, or Rapid Creek, is a natural oasis right here in our suburbs. 

Land clearing and construction have affected the creek’s drainage upstream, increasing the impact of flooding events. The expensive, prominent flood mitigation works on McMillans Rd will buffer most homes from moderate events, but climate change is expected to bring more frequent and more intense events. Only the Greens have a realistic plan to cut NT emissions, and play our part in minimising the local impact of climate change. The NT Greens are committed to implementing an NT Climate Change Act that will disallow new fossil fuel projects and pursue bold short-term emissions reduction targets. 

Our precious mangroves must also be given a higher level of legal protection, as they face compounding threats of urban encroachment, poor management and climate change.

Safer communities

Approaches to crime that focus on punishment have failed. The Greens are committed to properly funding effective crime prevention measures that have proven success.

These include strengths based work with families; community service orders instead of incarceration; and victim/offender conferencing, including culturally respected people such as community elders.

These strategies provide proven, effective deterrents to re-offending. The Greens will support victims of crime by focusing on prevention, rehabilitation and accountability. 

The Greens support comprehensive approaches to reduce harmful alcohol abuse in the Territory, with controls on cost, availability and promotion, and well-resourced evidence-based community education. 

Many vulnerable people around Darwin need help to find shelter and a pathway home. We need to provide certainty and resources to specialist homelessness services. The Greens want to increase funding for projects and services that address these challenges.
 

Sustainable economy & jobs

For years the Northern Territory’s economy has been dependent upon large projects, but it is now time to think long term.

We need to invest in industries that will provide long term profits and jobs such as renewable energy, agriculture and arts and culture.

Territorians want to be sure that our children will have secure jobs when they leave school, rather than having to move south.
 

Solar not gas

six dish shaped solar collectors in a field

The NT Greens want to ban fracking. The Government says its a done deal, but while they’re cutting corners on regulation to fast track exploration, no production approvals have been granted. It’s not too late to avoid this industrial disaster to ensure climate safety. Fracking presents an unacceptable risk to our water resources, and an unmanageable blowout to the nation’s carbon debt. But its also a bad economic bet. 

We know the damage that boom and bust resource projects can have on Territorians, particularly small businesses that are most vulnerable to poorly managed economic change. We should instead be focusing on opportunities to develop genuinely sustainable industries. Investment in renewable energy infrastructure offers construction work and a basis for ongoing sustainable jobs thereafter paving the way for renewables

NT Greens want to see development of government-owned, central battery storage for Darwin’s grid. This is a fundamental infrastructure requirement to enable rapid deployment of commercial solar suppliers. We have a target of 100% renewable energy in the NT by 2030, and a vision for the NT to become a lead exporter of clean energy.
 

Paving the way for renewables

NT Greens want to see development of government-owned, central battery storage for Darwin’s grid. This is a fundamental infrastructure requirement to enable rapid deployment of commercial solar suppliers. We have a target of 100% renewable energy in the NT by 2030, and a vision for the NT to become a lead exporter of clean energy.

Contact Aiya

Aiya Goodrich Carttling head and shoulders

NT Greens

PO Box 421
Nightcliff NT 0814
Ph: 0426 871 426
office@nt.greens.org.au

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