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Aussie election favourites home in on climate

Emission-reduction policies look set to be a defining factor in Australia’s upcoming election as the country’s two major parties prepare to battle it out Emission-reduction policies look set to be a defining factor in Australia’s upcoming election as the country’s two major parties prepare to battle it out.
By Sally Bogle 4 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34102
Yellowbank gas production. (Origin Energy)

The key issue: Australia’s Labor party, which is widely expected to oust the Liberal-National coalition in the country’s upcoming general election, has this week provided more details on its climate policies. They include plans to tighten emission caps on industry – including LNG.

Interfax analysis: Climate change has long been considered a vote-loser in Australian politics, with five prime ministers having paid the price. But with rising evidence of climate change-related extreme weather events and the marked financial toll they are taking on business and...