The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Can the bush fires cure Australia of its schizophrenia about climate change and coal?

  • How can any coherent position on climate change be taken by a prime minister who has attacked ‘coalphobia’ in parliament? However, while coal is Australia’s top export, it employs just 35,000 people and is unlikely to deliver many votes

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The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
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