Tag: Sussan Ley

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 […]

The government must take responsibility for the Great Barrier Reef and stop looking for someone else to blame | Peter Garrett

When Unesco recommended the reef be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, the Coalition’s response was to shift the blame. We must do better Unesco recommends reef world heritage site be listed as ‘in danger’ Timeline: decades of damage and Australia’s fight to stop ‘in danger’ listing Escaping responsibility has become the recurrent theme of […]

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 […]

Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends

Australian government ‘stunned’ by recommendation and will strongly oppose draft decision, environment minister Sussan Ley says The Great Barrier Reef should be placed on to a list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, according to a recommendation from UN officials that urges Australia to take “accelerated action at all possible levels” on climate […]

We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter | Ava Princi

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting Seven other Australian high school students and I made history on Thursday. We sat in the federal court in Sydney, holding hands and barely breathing, and heard Justice Mordecai Bromberg say that […]

Environment minister Sussan Ley says climate action not her portfolio in stoush with states

Ley understood to have told state counterparts coordinating with them on climate mitigation beyond her portfolio The environment minister, Sussan Ley, has rebuffed a push by her state counterparts to be kept in the loop about the Morrison government’s plans for climate action ahead of international talks in Glasgow in November – telling them she […]