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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.

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies
August 21, 2019

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Islands Forum ended with island leaders frustrated – and furious – over Australia's intransigence on coal.
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
June 17, 2019

The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound

By Grant Wyeth
The recent environmental approval does little to settle the controversies over the mine's impact.

Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018

Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.

Australia’s New Pacific Minister
October 03, 2015

Australia’s New Pacific Minister

By Helen Clark
A new ministerial post is designed to a send a message to the Pacific region.

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?
September 09, 2015

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?

By Helen Clark
The two largest members are being targeted by Pacific Island states worried about climate change.
Abbott Seeks Climate Change Alliance
June 11, 2014

Abbott Seeks Climate Change Alliance

By Jarni Blakkarly
As the US and China unveil major initiatives, Australia’s skeptical prime minister seeks international support.

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