Australia Climate change issue is a ‘thorn in Australia’s relations’
Malcolm Turnbull is DUMPED from NSW climate change job
Malcolm Turnbull has been dumped from his new job as the NSW government's climate change tsar after widespread public ridicule at the appointment. NSW Climate Change minister Matt Kean was forced into an embarrassing backflip on Tuesday over his decision to appoint the unpopular former prime minister as chair of the Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board. Mr Kean said in a statement that the position should be 'focus should not be on personality'.'It is important that the focus is on achieving these outcomes, based on facts, technology, science, and economics,' he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Melbourne University Professor Michael Wesley says the Australian government is seeing the shift in the international politics of climate change as on “opportunity” to reduce “international isolation” on the issue.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison in 2019 skipped some climate talks in the UN, but “two years on, it’s become much more of a diplomatic liability” to Australia, according to Professor Wesley.
“We know for example how forward leaning on this issue the Biden Administration is,” he told Sky News.
“I think the international politics of climate change have changed in the last six months, and I think that the Australian government is probably seeing this as an opportunity to try and reduce some of its international isolation on this issue”.
EU chiefs make rare Turkey visit to revamp ties
The European Union's top two officials paid a rare visit to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday aimed at testing his avowed commitment to revamp ties. Years of disputes over a growing list of issues threatened to boil over last summer when Turkey sent warships to support an energy exploration mission in waters claimed by EU members Cyprus and Greece. Tensions cooled somewhat when Turkey withdrew the vessels and this year engaged in its first maritime talks with Greece since 2016.The bloc pulled back from its threat to sanction Turkey as a result.
“To spruik some of its plans for technology driven transitions and to try and demonstrate that despite not setting a 2050 target, that the Australian government is definitely focussed on this issue.”
Brad Thorn's message for wayward NRL recruit .
Red flyer Suliasi Vunivalu has expressed his gratitude for the support of fellow dual code star Brad Thorn.