Tag: Australian politics

Australian jobs more important than net zero, Nationals minister says

Resources minister Keith Pitt pushes back against Josh Frydenberg, who has made the case for signing up to 2050 target Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The federal resources minister, Keith Pitt, has pushed back against Josh Frydenberg after the treasurer made the case for the government signing up to net […]

‘No time to lose’: Italian ambassador urges Australia to commit to net zero before Cop26

Exclusive: Francesca Tardioli says all G20 countries including Australia need to upgrade 2030 targets and make 2050 commitment Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Italy’s top diplomat in Canberra has warned that there is “no time to lose” in fighting the climate crisis and hopes Australia will commit to net zero […]

Liberal Andrew Bragg urges Scott Morrison to commit to net zero

Barnaby Joyce declares test for Nationals to sign up will be impact on jobs ‘in Muswellbrook’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has urged Scott Morrison to commit to net zero emissions at the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow as the Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has […]

Australia’s pro-climate companies urged to lobby government more

Strong lobbying by fossil fuel industries is drowning out the corporate voices that support climate action, analysts say Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian companies that say they support action to address the climate crisis do little to no lobbying of governments compared with vocal fossil fuel industries, a report […]

Morrison government urged to set sector-specific emissions reduction targets

Infrastructure Australia calls for policy certainty to kickstart investment and prevent taxpayers being saddled with stranded assets Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australia needs new vehicle and fuel emissions standards, and sector-specific emissions reduction plans, according to the country’s peak infrastructure advisory body. In its 2021 plan, Infrastructure Australia has […]

‘Get on with it’: Australia already has low-carbon technology and Coalition should embrace it, scientists say

Technology and engineering academy tells government not to wait for a ‘miracle’ and aim for net zero emissions now Australia’s leading scientists and engineers have told the Morrison government the technologies needed to make significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions already exist – and the Coalition should immediately implement a national net zero policy. In […]

‘No place to hide’: pressure on Australia to end support for new fossil fuel projects after IPCC report

Climate campaigners say dire landmark findings mean the federal government must abandon gas basin and coalmine expansions Australian politicians are facing calls to accept the era of new fossil fuel investments should end immediately after a major report on the climate crisis confirmed it was already causing havoc across the planet, with worse to come. […]

‘Not engaging isn’t the answer’: Australia under pressure as US follows EU lead on carbon tariffs

Experts and opposition MPs say Australia should work with Europe on new imports scheme instead of criticising What does the EU’s carbon tariff proposal mean for Australia? Australia is facing growing pressure over its climate policies as the US edges closer to following the European Union in imposing new charges on imports of emissions-intensive products. […]

Australian government to appeal ruling that it must protect children from climate harm

Environment minister to challenge federal court judgment in a case against a NSW coalmine expansion brought by schoolchildren and nun Download the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing The environment minister, Sussan Ley, will appeal yesterday’s federal court declaration she has a duty of care to protect Australian children from climate harm that […]

Australian government must protect young people from climate crisis harm, court declares

Environment minister has 28 days to appeal historic ruling that carbon emissions from coalmine should not cause young people ‘personal injury or death’ • Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing Australia’s federal court has formally declared the nation’s environment minister has a “duty to take reasonable care” that young people won’t […]