Tag: Coalition

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 […]

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. […]

US urges Australia to adopt ‘more ambitious climate goals’ as pressure mounts on Morrison to act

Top US diplomat in Canberra says US and Australia have a shared obligation to protect the planet The top US diplomat in Australia has declared both countries need to set “more ambitious climate goals” and tackle the climate crisis “head on”, as international pressure mounts on the Morrison government to act. Mike Goldman, who is […]

Net zero by 2050? Over our dead body, bolshie Nationals tell Scott Morrison | Katharine Murphy

The ‘new energy economy’ unfolding all around us is once again hostage to Australia’s gruesome, internecine climate change politics On Thursday morning, shortly after the resources minister, Keith Pitt, finished his “net zero by 2050: not on your nelly” sortie on the ABC, the governor of the reserve bank, Philip Lowe, touched down in Queensland […]

Seven in 10 Australians want government to take more action on climate, survey finds

The Lowy Institute’s annual survey of sentiment on climate action found strong support for net zero emissions by 2050 and a ban on new coalmines The Morrison government is under increasing pressure to act on the climate crisis, with a new poll showing seven in 10 Australians want the Coalition to lock in stronger commitments […]

Australia has been talking up its climate credentials – but do the claims stack up?

The government is under pressure to do more to tackle global heating but critics say the PM has instead employed ‘Trumpian misrepresentation’ Morrison refuses to budge on target as Biden pledges to halve US emissions US vows to cut its emissions by at least 50% by 2030 As Australia came under international pressure to lift […]

Morrison government flags $540m for hydrogen and carbon capture ahead of Biden summit

The extra technology roadmap funding comes as critics say the Coalition is increasingly isolated due to a lack of climate ambition The Morrison government has flagged increased investment in regional hydrogen hubs and carbon capture and storage projects ahead of a global climate action summit to be hosted by the United States president, Joe Biden, […]