‘It’s embarrassing’: Anthony Albanese says government is holding Australia back on climate change

Labor chief Anthony Albanese has blasted Australia’s lack of motion on a key challenge, saying the government’s inaction is “embarrassing”.

Talking in Brisbane, Mr Albanese strengthened the Opposition’s dedication to internet zero emissions by 2050 and accused the Morrison Government of creating the nation pariahs on the worldwide stage.

Scott Morrison this week stated his purpose was to achieve internet zero emissions “ideally by 2050”, prompting Labor to grab on his lack of dedication.

“In the case of these points that they shouldn’t be allowed to carry the complete nation back,” Mr Albanese stated.

“We’re within the naughty nook by ourselves on the subject of motion on climate change. It’s embarrassing.”

Mr Albanese kicked off a six-day tour of Queensland on Saturday with a go to to a farmer’s market.

His journey follows Scott Morrison’s January tour of the sunshine state through which he spruiked its assets trade.

However Mr Albanese has defended his itinerary, which doesn’t embrace going to a coal mine.

“I discuss to coal mine staff on a regular basis,” he stated. “I’ll be attending the Mining Union convention subsequent month.”

Anthony Albanese says Australia is in the naughty corner when it comes to action on climate change.
Digicam IconAnthony Albanese says Australia is within the naughty nook on the subject of motion on climate change. Credit score: NCA NewsWire

The Labor chief will on Wednesday return to the Brisbane to make a trademark speech about his plans for the commercial relations reforms, laying the foundations for an election battle over jobs.

The transfer is available in response to the federal government’s proposed industrial relations omnibus invoice which the Opposition says will end in pay cuts for staff.

“This is a government that has laws to eliminate the higher off total check earlier than the parliament,” Mr Albanese stated.

“In the event you eliminate the higher off total check it’s since you don’t need to be higher off.”

However the claims have been vehemently denied by Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter who stated the adjustments have been designed to extend flexibility for staff and employers in the course of the pandemic.

Below the proposed laws the higher off total check – which ensures an enterprise settlement doesn’t depart staff worse off than below an award – could be suspended.

Half-time staff may get extra shifts however with out extra time charges and casuals could be given a path to everlasting employment.