Communities deserve the certainty of strong climate transition plans

By Ann Villiers
Updated February 9 2020 - 6:55am, first published 1:00pm

The government's current framing of its bushfire response poses a curious dilemma. On the one hand, we are told the policy on emissions reduction is "evolving" and a possible royal commission will focus, in part, on "resilience" and "adaptation". On the other hand, the Prime Minister refers to those calling for an end to coal exports as "reckless". His plan is to "meet and beat emissions reduction targets, without ... pulling the rug from regional communities who depend on the [resources] sector for their livelihoods."