18. It abolishes independent reviews of climate policy

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The Government needs an independent source of advice on climate policy. Having multiple independent advisory bodies is part of a healthy democracy, not bureaucratic duplication. Transferring the CCA’s functions to the Department of the Environment brings a risk that the Department will merely tell the Government what it wants to hear, particularly considering the new Government has apparently already sacked a number of public servants with differing political views.

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