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Australian students claim ‘global first’ legal victory after Federal Court finds the government has a duty of care over climate change impacts

A group of Australian children have hailed a “global first” Federal Court decision, which acknowledged the government owes them a duty of care when considering projects which may accelerate climate change. Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg did not grant the students’ proposed injunction on a NSW coal mine expansion, but […]
Australian students claim ‘global first’ legal victory after Federal Court finds the government has a duty of care over climate change impacts
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As world leaders unveil strong plans to halve carbon emissions by 2030, Scott Morrison says Australia will stick to a 28% target

Australia will stick to its goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 26-28% by 2030, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dodged setting ambitious new targets. Speaking at a global climate conference on Thursday, Morrison said Australia’s long-criticised goals are “bankable”. But the US, Canada, the UK, and Japan used the summit […]
As world leaders unveil strong plans to halve carbon emissions by 2030, Scott Morrison says Australia will stick to a 28% target
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Hello team. 1. The Morrison government issued its strongest censure of China yet after it reportedly banned Australian coal. Responding on Tuesday, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham suggested it was a breach of trade rules and urged the Chinese government to pick up the phone. Prime Minister Scott Morrison meanwhile said […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia