Climate 'culture war' will doom Australia to fail on emissions targets, Labor says

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Australia will not achieve its emissions reductions targets until it ends the “culture war” on climate policy, Labor frontbencher Mark Butler has said.

Speaking at the Carbon Market Institute emissions reduction conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, Butler said that Australia was a case study in how “toxic politics” could stymie efforts to decarbonise the economy.

Australia should follow the example of the United Kingdom, he said, which has maintained bipartisan commitment to its climate policies through Brexit and divisive debates around immigration despite a “similar media market”.

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