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Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds

Concern about the climate crisis was the No 1 issue that prompted Australians to switch their vote to an independent candidate at this year’s federal election, according to in-depth social research.

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Burning native forest wood waste for electricity shouldn’t be classed as renewable energy, Senate report suggests

A Labor-led committee has recommended the government consider changing a controversial law classifying electricity from burning native forest wood waste as renewable energy after the Senate votes for its climate change legislation.

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New Coalition MP was founding member of club promoting climate science denial

The new federal MP for the Queensland seat of Flynn was a founding member of a club formed to promote climate science denial, and was a signatory to an international statement claiming “there is no climate emergency”.

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Coalition government spent just 16 cents on climate crisis out of every $100, analysis shows

The proportion of Australian federal budget spending on environment and climate programs has fallen by nearly a third since the Coalition was elected eight years ago, according to a new conservation group analysis.

Christopher Ragan, Andrew Potter: Engineering a Canadian ‘green recovery’ is a terrible idea

Christopher Ragan, Andrew Potter: Engineering a Canadian ‘green recovery’ is a terrible idea

Canada's Liberal Party should avoid costly policies that involve picking winners and rely instead on a rising carbon price to do its job.

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Climate change critical issue in Eden-Monaro byelection as six in 10 voters say more action needed by government

The Morrison government will come under pressure over climate change in the looming byelection in Eden-Monaro, with a new poll showing six in 10 voters in the seat believe the Coalition is not doing enough to tackle the problem.

Public support for new coalmines falls even among Coalition voters
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Public support for new coalmines falls even among Coalition voters

Australia's bushfire crisis has caused a spike in concern about the environment, a hit to the popularity of the Coalition and Scott Morrison and a drop in support for new coalmines, even among Coalition voters.

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