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Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

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Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

Bill Shorten asks Coalition about robodebt duty of care – politics live

And question time ends. Scott Morrison says something to Anthony Albanese across the table and leaves. We have reached the inevitable conclusion of the Labor motion failing, and question time moves into a dixer to Karen Andrews. The punishment does…

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Morrison’s roadmap to emissions reduction could turn out to be pap – but it’s not a terrible idea | Katharine Murphy

Given the Coalition’s unconscionable track record, it is very, very hard to assume the Morrison government will approach anything in climate change policy from a position of good faith. But brace yourself, because I’m going to say something that might…

The government’s sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere | Simon Holmes a Court

If you’re committed to the Paris agreement – to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below two degrees above pre-industrial levels, and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees – then at a minimum, logically,…

Scott Morrison looks for wriggle room on climate as he detects the whiff of backlash | Sarah Martin

It’s too early to say whether the prime minister, Scott Morrison, is speaking with a forked tongue when he says the government will “evolve” its climate change policy. What appeared on Sunday to be a shift in rhetoric on the…

Australia fires and weather live: NSW and Victoria bushfires expected to flare amid extreme conditions – latest updates

Morrison is again asked about the government’s position on climate change, questioned on whether he needs to do more, and whether he might revisit the national energy guarantee – a policy that Morrison previously supported before a conservative uprising within…

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I lived through Aids denialism in South Africa. Morrison’s slippery climate stance is doomed | Sisonke Msimang

It is painful to watch political denial in action. Believe me, I’ve been down this road before. I lived through Aids denialism in South Africa and I’m witnessing denial again in Australia. In the last few weeks, as fires have…

NSW fires: authorities warn of ‘very dangerous day’ for bushfires as Sydney shrouded in smoke

The bushfire smoke has delivered a haunting sunrise over Parliament House in the nation’s capital. Alex Ellinghausen (@ellinghausen) Sunrise over Parliament House as bushfire smoke haze surrounds the capital pic.twitter.com/T7VjgJiJ2z December 9, 2019 Joe O’Brien (@JoeABCNews) Thick “hazardous” smoke back…

Climate Science Proves Scams Don’t Die From Exposure

It’s the tenth anniversary next week of the 2009 Climategate email dump that exposed top climate scientists’ chicanery and subversion of science – and did so in their own words and out of their own mouths, or keyboards. I’ll list…