The release of vast new areas along the Australian coast for oil and gas exploration is undermining proclamations about creating a cleaner economy
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The Albanese government has a decision to make: does it want people to think it takes the climate crisis seriously? Because at the moment it’s sending mixed messages.
On one hand, it is telling a story of progress. Its ascent to power has, along with the rise of the teals and the Greens, reset the way the country thinks about dealing with the problem.