17. It weakens already weak climate policies

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The former government’s climate change and environment policies were already completely inadequate compared to the scale of the climate crisis, allowing Australia’s domestic emissions to rise and fossil fuel exports to expand. Now is the worst possible time to dismantle climate policies because they urgently need to be strengthened.

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