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Australian Prime Minister Pledges ‘New Era’ of Climate Action Under Labor

  • Albanese says climate change legislation planned for July
  • Labor’s climate targets have been criticized by activists
Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a “new era” of climate action and energy innovation under his center-left Labor government, despite criticism from activists and Greens Party lawmakers who say that his planned cuts to emissions don’t go far enough.

Speaking to the Sydney Energy Forum on Tuesday, Albanese said Australia’s current energy infrastructure and policies are inadequate to handle the global fuel crisis which has been sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.