Aug 31, 2022
After more than a decade of inaction, the Australian House of Representatives finally passed federal climate legislation that aims to cut the nation's emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030. But that target alone is far from enough to get Australia on track to meet its climate goals, according Australian Green party leader and Melbourne MP Adam Bandt. If Australia's May election proved anything on climate, its Australians are demanding greater action. And Bandt says the new parliament needs to ratchet up its ambition to do so. Bandt joins the show this week to discuss why he and the other Greens decided to support the recent bill, how they plan to improve the legislation, and why his party is prepared to battle the Labor Party on new fossil fuel infrastructure. We also discuss how Australia should plan to phase out fossil fuel exports, combat income inequality and inflation, and what the recent scandal with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison means for global democracy.
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