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Climate burns the right

Australia’s Liberals are the latest major party to pay the price for slow climate action.
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Australia's 'climate election' shows shifting priority for voters

Following a string of climate-related catastrophes in recent years, Australian voters this weekend returned the opposition Labor Party to power, with incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese vowing to “end the climate wars” and turn Australia into a “renewable energy superpower.”

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Australia’s rightwing government weaponised climate change – now it has faced its reckoning

PM Scott Morrison has been dumped by electorate fed up with inaction on emissions and eager for change.

Another ‘one-in-500-year’ flood, and a government not up to the task

Another ‘one-in-500-year’ flood, and a government not up to the task

Civilians were largely left to rescue one another as a natural disaster struck Australia. It shows how the authorities are struggling to respond to climate-fueled calamities.
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Emergency chiefs slam Coalition’s ‘fumbling’ response to floods, claiming they were warned of a potential crisis

Dozens of the nation’s top emergency chiefs, who spoke out in the wake of the devastating bushfires two years ago, have now criticised the Morrison government’s “fumbling” response to the floods disaster.

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‘It’s not a footnote. It’s the story’: Climate Council says too many Australian leaders silent on cause of floods

The Climate Council has issued a pre-election call for all Australian political parties to acknowledge the climate crisis is driving worsening disasters, including the “megafloods” in Queensland and New South Wales.

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Flooding in Brisbane and Northeast Australia leaves at least 7 dead

Several days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”