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Australia’s climate wars: a decade of dithering

From John Howard’s promise to introduce an emissions trading system in October 2007 to Malcolm Turnbull’s dumping of the emissions reduction target from the national energy guarantee in August 2018, the past 11 years of Australian politics has been marked by a torturous series of backflips and U-turns on energy and climate change policy. The so-called ‘climate wars’ span the leadership of six Australian prime ministers – John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and now Scott Morrison – and they show no sign of ending.

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