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New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn't the government listen?

  • Written by Rebecca Colvin, Lecturer, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

We will remember 2020 as a year of crisis. COVID-19 hit Australia just as we were beginning to make sense of the horror bushfires and smoke of last summer, a sinister illustration of global warming’s threats.

Since then, the news media has given centre stage to COVID-19 and its cascading impacts on society, shifting climate change to a...

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