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Greens slam cabinet of climate criminals

The Australian Greens have slammed Scott Morrison's cabinet reshuffle, which further cements the climate denialism of this government.

Australian Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP said:

"Moving Keith Pitt, a nuke-loving climate denier, back onto the front bench makes the intentions of this government even clearer.

"We are in a climate emergency but this Prime Minister shamefully thinks it's appropriate to put on the frontbench a man who previously quit cabinet over opposition to the Paris Agreement.

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Bandt congratulates climate commission on forum

Greens MP Adam Bandt joined the Prime Minister, members of the Cabinet and other MPs at today's public forum held by the Climate Commission at Parliament House.

Mr Bandt congratulated the Commission on a fantastic forum and said it reinforced the need for urgent and profound action.

"The Commissioners are to be congratulated on an excellent event", Mr Bandt said.

"The Climate Commissioners clear answers to my question about the climate impact on Australia's agriculture show we have no time to waste."

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Melbourne flood warnings need action: Bandt

Reports that Melbourne is at risk of increased flooding are concerning and must be acted on Greens MP Adam Bandt said today.

Modelling obtained by today's Age newspaper warns that in the coming years most of Melbourne may face a 25% increase in flooding because of climate change.

"The current experience of flooding in Queensland and Victoria shows we must heed the warning of climate scientists about future extreme weather events for Melbourne," Greens MP Adam Bandt said today.

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