Subscriber • Opinion

Scott Morrison's performance at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow demeaned all Australians

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated November 5 2021 - 5:32am, first published 12:30am
Scott Morrison speaks at day two of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Picture: Getty Images

The last week saw a good deal of the character, strengths and weaknesses of our Prime Minister on display, and it was not, generally, a cheering or encouraging sight. The brawl with France, and Australia's inept and inadequate contribution to climate change action were unattractive issues in their own right, and both will be hard to spin to silent Australians as a reflection of an Australian way of never compromising our sovereignty to foreigners, or as a necessary incident of making tough but essential decisions in the national security interest.

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad

Advertisement

Ad
Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.