Climate action race is on as Coalition drags feet on 2050 net zero commitment

Finn McHugh
Sarah Basford Canales
Updated October 20 2021 - 6:43am, first published 5:30am

An impasse on committing to stronger climate targets between the warring factions within the Coalition government will continue through the week as the clock counts down to an international climate change summit next month.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at or confidential tips to

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