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the perfect storm appears to be an apt metaphor to describe the conditions facing scott morrison and his government

Independents and climate form perfect storm for the good ship Coalition

Most Australians want the government to take action on climate change. Will the rise of the independents have the intended impact? — The Perfect Storm is the true story of a fishing boat, the Andrea Gail, that headed out for tuna off Massachusetts and was hit by a violent natural event caused by the combination …

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The ‘laughing matter’ of Australia’s relationship with the Pacific

The Fijian PM used the Australian leader’s visit to call out his promotion of fossil fuels, showing Scott Morrison is on the wrong side in the Pacific as well as at home — Australia and its Pacific Island neighbours are worlds apart when it comes to the urgency and response to climate change and this …

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Banks urged not to fund coal power as government moves to underwrite projects

Activist groups warn providing finance for coal-fired power stations is inconsistent with banks’ commitments to Paris agreement — Environmental and progressive activist groups are urging Australia’s major banks and financial institutions not to fund new coal projects now that the Morrison government has flagged taxpayer assistance for power generation. The Australian Conservation Foundation, GetUp, Greenpeace, …

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Students left hanging during Canberra trip to confront Morrison on climate change

Group rallies outside Parliament House after being told they needed to have a prearranged meeting organised — High school students from across Australia calling for emergency action on climate change have travelled to Canberra to confront the prime minister after he criticised them for skipping school to stage national strikes. Students from Scott Morrison’s southern …

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Schools climate strike: the best protest banners and posters

Children may have skipped school to campaign on climate change – but taught a lesson or two on how to write a protest banner — Some were witty, some were rude and some – for older people at least – were incomprehensible. The thousands of children who left class on Friday to protest against inaction …

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Climate change strike: thousands of school students protest across Australia

‘Strike 4 Climate Action’ brings thousands of students together in defiance of prime minister’s warning — Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday to demand action by the federal government on climate change.   The “Strike 4 Climate Action”, inspired by 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, brought together children in capital …

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