Tag: Australia news

Australian politics live: Qld announces reopening plan; Victoria records 1,903 Covid cases, NSW 265; Berejiklian Icac hearings begin

Queensland announces reopening plan; Liberals hear climate plan; Victoria and NSW release Covid numbers; Tasmania snap lockdown to end tonight; Icac hearings begin into Gladys Berejiklian; Barnaby Joyce ‘hopes’ climate won’t split the Coalition. Question time begins in Canberra. Follow the latest updates live Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions Australia could […]

The Nationals won’t support a much tougher 2030 emissions target, Barnaby Joyce says

Junior Coalition party is being briefed on Morrison government’s climate policy proposal by minister Angus Taylor The Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has suggested it is “highly unlikely” his party will agree to Australia significantly increasing its 2030 emissions reductions target, ahead of a party room meeting to discuss the Morrison government’s climate policy. The Liberal […]

Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030

Exclusive: The Australian Industry Group’s Innes Willox says the case for strong climate action has strengthened rapidly and the cost has turned out to be lower than expected Katharine Murphy: So Morrison’s going to Glasgow. Should we laugh, weep or rage for the lost decade? Innes Willox: ‘Both bad climate policy and no policy will […]

Regional Liberals praise ‘upside’ of climate action as some Nationals continue scare campaign

Federal Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey says ‘we have to face up to what the world is doing and … have an intelligent debate’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Rural Liberals are backing a move towards a net zero emissions target despite warnings from some within the federal Nationals that regional […]

News Corp and business council backflips on climate don’t mean mission accomplished, Labor warns

Chris Bowen warns battle for emissions reduction is not yet over, and says Coalition has ‘one last chance’ on new roadmap More Australians than ever are worried about the climate crisis – survey Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Chris Bowen […]

US climate push on Australia and allies aims to ramp up pressure on China, ambassador says

Arthur Sinodinos declares Australia has the potential to be an ‘alternative energy superpower’ as Scott Morrison continues efforts to land new policy Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Biden administration has encouraged Scott Morrison and other allies to commit to stronger action on the climate crisis to ratchet up pressure […]

Angus Taylor advised by department that IPCC climate report was ‘balanced’, documents show

Emissions reduction minister told to expect more vigorous calls for ambitious targets before Barnaby Joyce declined to endorse findings Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian government officials privately advised Angus Taylor that the latest international report on climate science was “balanced and transparent” before Barnaby Joyce later refused to endorse […]

Australia must increase 2030 emissions target to help avoid ‘catastrophic’ heating, Samoan PM says

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says Australia needs to come ‘come back to climate financing table’ at Cop26 Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australia needs to increase the ambition of its 2030 emissions reduction target and “come back to the climate financing table” at the looming Cop26 talks in Glasgow, according to […]

Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing

Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Australian government is being urged to support an end to the financing of fossil fuel projects as the Asian Development Bank prepares to signs […]

Scott Morrison says he wants to explain emissions plan to Australians before ‘people overseas’

PM implies he won’t attend Glasgow climate summit, saying people in the Hunter, Queensland and Victoria’s west are his first responsibility – after he’s met with the Nationals Should Morrison go to Glasgow? Not if he’s planning a climate con job | Bill Hare Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The […]