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Nationals' quarter trillion climate bomb a dangerous joke

The Greens have slammed the Nationals’ proposed $250 billion publicly funded coal and gas bank as robbing public money to chase stranded assets for Nationals donors. 

“The Nationals are holding our country to ransom. They want a quarter of a trillion dollars to fund assets even the big banks won’t touch because they’re too dangerous, too deadly and will send anyone who lends them money broke,” Mr Bandt said.

“Barnaby Joyce is trying to lock the public into supporting coal projects no one else will touch with a ten foot pole.

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Scott Morrison must listen to the UK, and boost 2030 targets in Glasgow

Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP has called on the Prime Minister to take heed of the UK Cabinet’s demands of Australia, calling him a ‘coward’ for trying to avoid the upcoming climate summit.

Today, COP26 President and UK Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma has reportedly called upon the Prime Minister to attend the Glasgow Summit, and to bring updated 2030 targets of 45-50% with him.

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Lib & Labor voted against Greens push to close ‘Pandora Papers’ loophole

The ‘Pandora papers’ disclosed today reveal that Australia is a weak link in the fight against international tax avoidance, with accounting firms and real estate agents excluded from having to report to financial regulators over many suspicious transactions, giving these Australian firms a competitive advantage when orchestrating money laundering schemes for the super-rich.

Australia is one of only six countries in the world where accountants, lawyers and real estate agents are not required to report under anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.

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States’ heavy lifting on 2030 exposes federal climate stasis and weak targets

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NSW target makes Morrison a 2030 coward

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says the Liberal government in NSW has exposed the complete failure on a federal level to engage with the real targets debate ahead of Glasgow - 2030.

The Glasgow summit will focus on countries lifting their 2030 targets and increasing short-term ambition.
 
While the government’s 2030 target has been internationally condemned as woefully insufficient, Labor has no 2030 target at all. 

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Barnaby and Morrison working hand in glove to block climate action in the critical decade

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison are trying to push the Australian climate debate out to 2050 ahead of the Glasgow COP, which will be primarily focussed on countries lifting their 2030 targets.

Today the Greens released research commissioned from the Parliamentary Library which shows that wholesale power prices are higher now under the Coalition than they were under the Greens-Labor carbon price policy.

While the government’s 2030 target has been internationally condemned as woefully insufficient, Labor has no 2030 target at all.

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Scomo's Glasgow no-show an act of climate cowardice

Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt has said that Scott Morrison’s reported intention to avoid appearing at the COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit is a dangerous abrogation of his responsibility to act on climate change and threatens to slow global progress.

“If Scott Morrison doesn’t want to lead the country on climate, he should hand the reins to someone who does,” Mr Bandt said. 

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Coal is history - Liberal and Labor out of step with global efforts and Australian public Inbox

Overnight, China announced at the UN that they would cease building new coal plants, signalling a further, faster global transition out of coal.

The Greens also seized on new polling showing Australians want to get out of coal and increase our 2030 climate targets.

Both Liberal and Labor have repeatedly said they see coal exports continuing even beyond 2050, and while the government’s 2030 target is being internationally condemned, Labor has no 2030 target at all.

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Porter focus now on PM, Greens renew push for ICAC

Adam Bandt 20 Sep 2021

Christian Porter’s resignation from the Ministry in the face of a Greens’ no confidence motion doesn’t end the mystery donation affair, with the Greens vowing to pursue the Prime Minister over his failure to act and to renew a push in Parliament to have the Greens’ federal ICAC bill - which has already passed the Senate - brought on for debate in the House of Representatives.

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