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Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal
September 26, 2022

Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra now seeks to play a leading diplomatic role in the global effort to cut carbon emissions, but actions are more important than words.

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?
April 01, 2022

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given disastrous bushfires, floods, and global humiliation on climate policy during Morrison’s tenure, it’s possible Australians will be ready to make a shift.
Australia Disappoints at COP26
November 17, 2021

Australia Disappoints at COP26

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australian leaders appear thankful that the global commitments at COP26 weren’t more ambitious.

Australia’s New Electric Vehicle Policy or Morrison’s Biggest Backflip?
November 12, 2021

Australia’s New Electric Vehicle Policy or Morrison’s Biggest Backflip?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some accused the Australian prime minister of lying as his 2022 campaign unofficially kicked off with a massive backflip on electric vehicle policies.

Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’
November 02, 2021

Australia’s Climate Pledge: ‘Inaction, Misdirection, and Avoiding Choices’

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s 2050 net zero pledge comes without specifics, relying on technology that hasn’t been invented yet and absent a 2030 emissions-reduction target.

The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment
October 25, 2021

The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment

By Philip Citowicki
There's a long way to go, but the Australian leader's pledge could reconfigure the public debate around climate issues.

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home
October 19, 2021

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued that technology – not carbon taxing – is the best way to achieve the climate target.
Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies
January 14, 2021

Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies

By Philip Citowicki
The growing cost of sub-standard climate policies on Australia’s international standing may soon outweigh any domestic political gains.

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics
December 01, 2020

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics

By Matt McDonald
Despite the reality of the threat posed by climate change, Australia is a significant part of the failure to adequately address it. That has growing diplomatic costs.

What a New US Administration Means for Australia
November 13, 2020

What a New US Administration Means for Australia

By Joshua Mcdonald
What it comes to climate change and China, what do the results of the U.S. presidential election mean for Australia?

What We Can All Learn From Australia’s Bushfires
February 14, 2020

What We Can All Learn From Australia’s Bushfires

By Luke Gosling
Pinning the blame on others and saying “but they’re worse than us!” is not a responsible climate policy.
Storms Bring Relief and Danger Amid Australian Wildfires
January 09, 2020

Storms Bring Relief and Danger Amid Australian Wildfires

By Associated Press
Rain brought a brief respite, but the larger crisis -- and debate over causes -- is far from over.

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