David Pocock looms as key to Labor's climate hopes after Greens back bill

Finn McHugh
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Finn McHugh, and Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated August 3 2022 - 9:44pm, first published 8:00am
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen, left, and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese front the media after the Greens agreed to support their climate bill. David Pocock, right, is still in talks. Pictures: Sitthixay Ditthavong, Karleen Minney

Labor's 43 per cent 2030 emissions reduction target is a step closer to becoming law after the Greens agreed to support the government's signature climate change bill, despite likening it to "bringing a bucket of water to a house fire".

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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.

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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