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Royal Commission a Climate Whitewash

Media Release
Adam Bandt 20 Feb 2020

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has responded to the Prime Minister’s bushfire Royal commission announcement.

“This Royal Commission looks like a climate whitewash.”

“I’m sure the Commissioners will do their best, but Scott Morrison’s terms of reference are designed to skate over the climate crisis and minimise the Prime Minister’s own contribution to these coal-fueled mega-fires.”

“Climate gets only some passing references, but it should be centre stage.

“The climate crisis isn’t just one ‘background’ factor in these unprecedented mega-fires, it is the driving force.”

“These terms of reference should have come to Parliament for approval.

“Scott Morrison has finally heard the public anger over his contribution to the fires, but he’s responding with little more than lip service.”

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