It's time to stop fearing targets and support the regions in climate transition

By Cristina Talacko
Updated September 30 2021 - 5:26am, first published September 28 2021 - 7:35pm
Nature-friendly and low-carbon farming practices create private benefits too. Picture: Shutterstock

When I moved here as a migrant in 1997, it didn't take long for me to realise that Australia is truly a phenomenally lucky country. From its diverse natural beauty to the high level of social trust, Australia has quickly conquered my heart and soul. Aussies have no pomp and ceremony, are pragmatic, generally focused on fulfilling their responsibilities rather than asserting their rights. Aussies love the underdog, are outward-looking and religion is a non-issue. As a conservative, I applaud our government for striking the right balance between generous social security and a free market economy, where most socio-economic issues are addressed democratically and with a high degree of success. There is an inherent feeling that no one is left behind.