Cabinet documents 2001: Climate 'agnostic' John Howard listened to science before Bush, 9/11 changed all

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated December 31 2021 - 8:39pm, first published 1:00pm
Treasurer Peter Costello, Prime Minister John Howard and Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson during a break in a Cabinet meeting, April 2001. Picture: National Archives of Australia

Climate change advice to the Howard government in 2001 was still "sensible and science-informed" despite the former prime minister admitting he was "agnostic" on the issue decades later.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

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 sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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