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Scott Morrison says no evidence links Australia's carbon emissions to bushfires.

PM suggests Australia could increase emissions without worsening current fire season, and says government finalising plans to crack down on environmental protestsScott Morrison has argued there is no direct link between Australia’s greenhouse gas ...

Far right's poor leadership saved Australia from outbreak of populism, nationhood inquiry told.

Experts say major parties must defend multiculturalism and put populist parties last on their how-to-vote cardsThe major parties have been urged to put populist parties last on their how-to-vote cards and reject the myth of a “homogenous national ...

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NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires.

Exclusive: email from government directs attendees at conference on climate adaptation to stay quiet on bushfire-climate linkAs bushfire conditions were declared “catastrophic” on Tuesday, New South Wales bureaucrats attending a conference on adap...

Australian newspapers black out front pages to fight back against secrecy laws.

United campaign by media companies highlights government moves to penalise whistleblowing and criminalise journalismThe front page of every newspaper in Australia was blacked out on Monday as part of a campaign against moves by successive federal ...

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David Attenborough attacks Australian PM on climate record and support for coal.

Natural historian denounces Scott Morrison’s policies, saying the bleached Great Barrier Reef is ‘a tragic sight’David Attenborough has criticised the Morrison government’s record on climate policy and support for new coalmines.In an interview tha...

Countries must triple climate emissions targets to limit global heating to 2C.

United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise An assessment backed by the world’s major climate science bodies has found commitmen...

‘Gossip’: Morrison sidesteps claim Hillsong pastor snubbed by White House.

Prime minister dismisses reports he lobbied unsuccessfully to have Brian Houston attend state dinner Scott Morrison has sidestepped questions about whether he wanted the Hillsong Church pastor Brian Houston to be a guest at Friday night’s glitteri...

China blamed for cyber attack on parliament in February, sources say – politics live.

Reuters reports that Australia’s cyber intelligence agency concluded China’s Ministry of State Security was behind attack. Government steels itself for further scrutiny of Gladys Liu. All today’s events in Canberra, live 1.27am BST And for more on...

Nationals back welfare system expansion and crackdown on vegan 'milk'.

Party wants non-animal milks and meats to undergo a labelling change as it pushes for national rollout of cashless debit card The National party will push for an expansion to Australia’s welfare system as well as for a ban on labelling non-dairy m...

Australian natural disasters minister's complete about face: 'I believe in climate science'.

David Littleproud’s comments to parliament entirely at odds with earlier statement to Guardian AustraliaAustralia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, now says he accepts the science on manmade climate chang...

Australian natural disasters minister David Littleproud: 'I don't know if climate change is manmade'.

Minister tells Guardian he is unsure of causes of crisis, saying he wants farmers to have tools to adapt to changeAustralia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, has said that he doesn’t “know if climate chan...

Australia's deputy PM apologises to Pacific for fruit picking comments 'if any insult was taken'.

Michael McCormack offers qualified apology after remarks about climate change and seasonal workers caused outrageMichael McCormack has apologised to Pacific Island nations for his comments that they will survive the climate crisis – in part – “bec...

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Tuvalu threatens to exit Australia's seasonal worker program after deputy PM's comments.

PM Enele Sopoaga responds to Michael McCormack’s belief that Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they ‘pick our fruit’The prime minister of Tuvalu is considering pulling his country out of Australia’s seasonal worker program, after...

CPAC: Nigel Farage claims Malcolm Turnbull 'a snake' and lauds rejection of 'trendy' leaders.

Brexit party leader claims Coalition under Turnbull was hijacked by ‘the other side’Nigel Farage has labelled Malcolm Turnbull a snake and celebrated Australia and Britain’s shift from “trendy, metro” leaders to “real” conservative leaders.Introdu...

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