MALCOLM TURNBULL on Q+A: Climate Policy in the Spotlight


On Q+A we’ll discuss all the big issues of the week, including Australia’s climate policy which will be under the international spotlight as world leaders lay out their plans for action at President Biden’s global climate summit.

Malcolm Turnbull (image – Andrew Taylor—AP)

As more countries set ambitious targets to reduce emissions, Australia stands at a crossroads. After more than a decade of bickering on both sides of politics, is the country ready to put an end to its climate wars? And will the plan for a gas-led recovery ease the transition from coal to renewables?

This week China and the US agreed to work together on developing carbon capture, energy storage and hydrogen targets, a move which puts even more pressure on Australia to take action. Shadow Resources Minister Madeleine King has also thrown her support behind the coal industry, while calling for a mature debate about the issue. The Prime Minister has signalled he’s open to setting a net zero target by 2050. But how do you build a policy framework that can lead to the reduction of emissions, attract economic investment and keep energy costs down?

And with work gathering pace on the draft report into The Voice to Parliament, we’ll look at the battle for Indigenous recognition.

Joining Hamish on the panel: 

Malcolm Turnbull, Former Prime Minister
Narelda Jacobs, 
Presenter, 10 News First and Studio 10
Keith Pitt, 
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia
Sarah Hanson-Young,
 South Australian Greens Senator
Andrew Liveris, 
Former CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Q+A: Climate Policy in the Spotlight, Thursday 22 April at 8:30pm AEST




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