Scott Morrison

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Morrison to push social media reform at G20; Tony Smith steps down as Speaker – as it happened
Scott Morrison gives update confirming Covid booster shots approved from 8 November; Victoria’s new pandemic laws under scrutiny as state records 1,923 cases and 25 deaths. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

28, Oct, 2021 @7:46 AM

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‘Go grab a rifle’: Barnaby Joyce says the only way to meet methane reduction targets is to start shooting cattle
Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister disagree over key methane emissions target ahead of Cop26

Sarah Martin, Peter Hannam and Adam Morton

28, Oct, 2021 @7:25 AM

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Australia’s foreign minister to meet French ambassador in bid to heal submarine rift
Marise Payne says she regrets France’s ‘deep disappointment’, as tension with Indonesia over Aukus deal revealed

Daniel Hurst

28, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Will methane cuts cause cattle culls and ruin the gas industry? Or is it just hot air from the Coalition?
The Morrison government released its net zero plan and Angus Taylor penned a scary piece about methane, but both lacked substance

Graham Readfearn

28, Oct, 2021 @1:32 AM

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Congress constraints mean the US and Australia aren’t so far apart on climate after all | Simon Jackman
Joe Biden’s exhortations for major economies to do more may not match what he is able to legislate

Simon Jackman

28, Oct, 2021 @1:04 AM

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Labor has led Coalition in eight of nine Guardian Essential polls, analysis shows
Opposition hit quarterly high in most recent poll, leading government 53% to 47% on two-party preferred basis

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Scott Morrison refuses to release net zero 2050 modelling amid condemnation of climate policy
Labor derides government’s proclaimed technology-driven plan as a ‘steaming pile of nothingness’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Coalition faces net zero ‘plan’ fallout; vaccine booster shots approved – as it happened
International travel exemption scrapped for vaccinated Australians; 16 Covid deaths in Victoria and NSW; national child abuse prevention strategy announced. This blog is now closed

Caitlin Cassidy and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

27, Oct, 2021 @7:47 AM

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‘Hollow’: how the Australian government’s 2050 net zero pledge was reported around the world
Some of the harshest criticism came from CNN, which labelled Australia ‘the rich world’s weakest link at Cop26’

Rafqa Touma

27, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Australia’s net zero emissions ‘plan’: the five things you should know
Scott Morrison’s ‘Australian way’ contains no new emissions reduction policies

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

26, Oct, 2021 @11:30 PM

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Angus Taylor reveals trade-offs with Nationals for net zero support not yet approved by cabinet
Coalition’s 2050 plan also faces widespread criticism from climate advocates as a ‘political scam’

Katharine Murphy and Sarah Martin

26, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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We’ve spent a year waiting for this 2050 plan and it’s actually just the status quo with some new speculative graphs | Katharine Murphy
To change course radically, the Coalition would have to admit that for a decade it traded the national interest for a handful of regional Queensland seats

Katharine Murphy

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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