May 20, 2020

Quizzical looks greet Greg Hunt's comments about government's climate crisis action

Quizzical looks greet Greg Hunt's comments about government's climate crisis action

A webinar, held on May 19, focusing on the present Covid-19 crisis organized by The Australia Institute featured Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt who talked mostly about the health crisis, but did make a few observations how the federal government was addressing the climate crisis and after he left, that prompted a discussion between the deputy director, Ebony Bennett and the institute's chief economist, Dr Richard Denniss.
The recently released "King Review" is aimed a  building a robust platform to expand the ways Australia can lower its emissions while supporting the economy, businesses and households.
However, The Australia Institute which has been critical of the review, especially the fact that the so-called "expert panel", chaired by former Business Council of Australia president, Grant King, has been stacked with people from the fossil fuel industry.