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Morrison failing to protect Australia and must increase 2030 climate targets

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has described Prime Minister Scott Morrison as an utter embarrassment and a threat to Australia’s safety after Australia’s weak climate action stood in contrast to a host of nations, including our biggest trading partners, lifting their 2030 targets at President Biden’s Climate Summit.

“We are heading towards a climate cliff and as Joe Biden desperately tries to stop us going over the edge, Scott Morrison refuses to lift 2030 targets and Labor backs him in,” said Mr Bandt.

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Greens push for 700% renewables

Under a Greens shared power parliament Australia will strive to generate 700% of existing electricity demand with renewables, Adam Bandt MP has declared, outlining a key electoral policy ahead of the launch of a new policy vision document this weekend.

Part of a pitch to voters in Queensland this weekend, this policy will be a key part of Greens election campaigning in the coming months ahead of the election.

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Fires one year, floods the next - the grim future of global heating

The Australian Greens have said the disastrous flooding in NSW was a grim look at the future of extreme weather in a climate crisis, warning that more action must be taken to prevent the situation from rapidly worsening.

The Greens say that parliament must urgently declare a climate emergency, then start a rapid transition away from coal, oil and gas, the primary causes of global heating.

Lines from Adam Bandt MP, Leader of the Australian Greens:

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McCormack's climate wrecking threatens Australia's children and agriculture

Responding to the Deputy Prime Minister’s statement about the climate crisis that "We are not worried, or I’m certainly not worried, about what might happen in 30 years’ time”, Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt MP said today that the Deputy Prime Minister’s recklessness is a threat to the lives of Australia’s children. Mr Bandt also warned that his attempts to roadblock action to reduce emissions would also hurt regional Australia.

“Michael McCormack is putting coal corporations ahead of farmers and threatening the lives of Australia’s children,” Mr Bandt said.

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Liberal and Labor's Net Zero by 2050 is not enough to stop the climate emergency

The Australian Greens say that the recent Climate Targets Panel report shows talk of ‘net zero by 2050’ is grossly insufficient to arrest the climate emergency, demanding the government adopts strong targets ahead of an upcoming climate summit, hosted by Joe Biden on April 22.

Adam Bandt MP says that given climate scientists are stressing the importance of 2030 targets, any attempt to move climate off the agenda for decades amounts to ‘bipartisan climate denial’.

“Delay is the new denial,” Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt MP said.

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Morrison must rule out Nats coal plan

Amid brewing dissatisfaction within the Nationals over their place in the Coalition, Scott Morrison must rule out giving in to their absurd demands for more coal-fired power at taxpayers’ expense and instead develop a plan to phase out coal.

Instead of an unworkable coal fired recovery, the Greens have reiterated their calls for a Green Recovery - a costed plan to create 880,000 long term jobs as Australia phases out coal and reaches net zero emissions.

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Morrison makes Australia the OECD outlier on climate

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says Australia is now the only OECD country to rule out raising its 2030 emissions target, as the Morrison government’s climate policy doesn’t just put lives at risk but damages Australia’s international standing and reputation too. 

With the events of the weekend and the UN Climate Ambition Summit, 31 of the 37 members of the OECD have now committed to raising their 2030 climate ambition. Of the six remaining, only Australia has ruled out raising its 2030 target.

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