Simon Birmingham on China, abandoning 2030 climate targets and nuclear power
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
7h ago
Guardian Australia political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the shadow foreign affairs minister and opposition leader in the Senate, Simon Birmingham. This follows both the visit of Chinese premier Li Qiang and Peter Dutton’s announcement of the Coalition’s seven proposed nuclear sites this week. They discuss the uncertainties and outcomes of the historic visit, relations with our Pacific neighbours and the opposition’s mixed messages on the role of renewables in the transition to net zero in 2050 ..read more
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Guardian Essential report: voters split on Dutton’s 2030 target – Australian politics podcast
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
3d ago
Paul Karp, Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, and columnist Peter Lewis discuss what voters think about opposition leader Peter Dutton’s announcement to abandon Australia’s emissions reduction target for 2030. Climate experts have described it as a ‘destructive’ and ‘utterly irresponsible’ move that would breach Australia’s legally binding commitment to the Paris climate agreement. But voters are split on this controversial proposal ..read more
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Anthony Albanese on climate targets, gas strategy and the voice eight months on
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
1w ago
Guardian Australia’s political editor, Karen Middleton, speaks with the Australian prime minister, Anthony Albanese, about the Coalition’s decision to ditch the 2030 target, pro-Palestine protests outside electorate offices and the voice eight months on ..read more
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Essential report: a different view between the ages
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
2w ago
How does age shape political views? Paul Karp, Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, and columnist Peter Lewis discuss how age effects views on current debates on age restrictions on social media, the age of criminal responsibility and criminalising hate speech. Based on new research on artificial intelligence in different workplaces, they also examine how voters are weighing up the risk and opportunities of this rapidly evolving technology ..read more
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Dan Tehan on who’s to blame for Labor’s immigration ‘war game’
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
3w ago
Karen Middleton, Guardian Australia’s political editor, speaks with shadow minister for immigration and citizenship Dan Tehan about ministerial direction 99 and the visas of non-citizens with serious criminal convictions. They also discuss Peter Dutton’s plans to cuts to migration and why there won’t be a nuclear reactor in Anglesea – a town in Tehan’s electorate ..read more
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Helen Haines on the transition to net zero in rural and regional areas
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
3w ago
Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the independent federal member for Indi, Helen Haines – well known for her strong interest against corruption and for transparency in government. When it comes to the transition to renewable energy, Haines is pushing for the government to improve the ways they’re addressing the concerns and hesitations of voters outside of metropolitan areas CSIRO puts cost of new nuclear plant at $8.6bn as Coalition stalls on policy details ..read more
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Essential report: what’s the voter verdict on Labor’s budget?
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
1M ago
Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about whether or not voters think that Labor’s third federal budget will make a meaningful difference to their current cost of living, and their assessment of a $300 energy bill rebate. They also discuss public perceptions of Labor’s economic management and views on increasing government intervention You can support the Guardian at theguardian.com/fullstorysupport ..read more
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Jim Chalmers on his budget balancing act
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
1M ago
In this episode of the Australian Politics podcast, Guardian Australia’s political editor, Karen Middleton, speaks with the treasurer, Jim Chalmers, about whether his third budget can really provide cost-of-living relief without fuelling inflation ..read more
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James Paterson on Australia’s immigration detention system
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
1M ago
Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the shadow home affairs minister, James Paterson, about the government’s deportation bill. They also discuss immigration, relations with China and what might happen to home affairs under a Coalition government ..read more
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Essential report: can Labor meet the demand for online safety protections?
Australian Politics
by The Guardian
1M ago
Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp, talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about the current national debate around online safety reform and the spread of violent content on social media platforms in the wake of the alleged stabbing at the Wakeley church and the attack at Bondi Junction as well as the prevention and reduction of crime reduction and the upcoming budget ..read more
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