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josh frydenberg faced a sceptical crowd in Kooyong who challenged him on climate change

Josh Frydenberg on back foot over Adani at Kooyong election forum

Josh Frydenberg spent the first night of the election campaign defending the Coalition’s decision to approve the groundwater management plan for the Adani coalmine to a room of 600 voters in his electorate of Kooyong, where climate change has emerged as a key issue.

targeted liberal party facebook ads falsely claim bill shorten wants to tax popular car brands

Toyota distances itself from Liberal ads falsely claiming Labor wants to tax cars

Toyota has said that it was not consulted on a Liberal party campaign that uses targeted Facebook ads to falsely claim Bill Shorten wants to tax popular car brands including the Toyota Hilux and other utility vehicles.

atlassian’s mike cannon-brookes says the australian tech company will become 100% renewable by 2025

Coalition ‘tying themselves in knots’ on electric vehicles, Mike Cannon-Brookes says

Mike Cannon-Brookes says the Coalition has tied itself in knots over Labor’s electric vehicles policy and that the 50% target for electric vehicle sales by 2030 is “very achievable” and not ambitious.

bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change action plan

Coalition modelling not far off Labor’s electric vehicle target – despite criticising it

Modelling for the Morrison government’s climate policy assumes electric vehicles will make up between 25% and 50% of new car sales by 2030, a similar figure to the target set by the Labor party, which the Coalition criticised this week.

despite broad public concern about rising drought and bushfire risk, australia's government has failed to bring emissions down

Australia stops payments to Green Climate Fund

Australia will stop contributions to the UN’s major fund for battling climate change this year, according to government budget papers released on Tuesday. With a federal election looming, the government followed up on prime minister Scott Morrison’s threat not to “tip money into that big climate fund”.

bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change policy in canberra

Labor’s climate change policy explained: here’s what we know

Just days before the federal election is called, Labor has released the final component of its climate change policy. Scott Morrison has promptly declared it is carbon tax 2.0 and the regulations will impose massive costs on Australians.

australian greens leader richard di natale (left) with climate spokesman adam bandt

Greens blast key part of Labor’s climate policy as ‘fake action’

The Greens are positioning to torpedo a key element of Labor’s new climate policy in the event Bill Shorten wins the federal election in May, telegraphing strong opposition to heavy polluters using international permits to meet their emissions reduction targets.

bill shorten says climate change is doing real damage to the environment and the economy

50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 under Labor climate change policy

Labor will set a national electric vehicles target of 50% new car sales by 2030, and 50% for the government fleet by 2025, as well as allowing business to deduct a 20% depreciation for private fleet EVs valued at more than $20,000, as part of its climate change policy to be unveiled on Monday.

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