Q+A: Nov 4

What has Glasgow achieved and where to now for Australian climate policy?

All eyes have been on Glasgow as world leaders met at the COP26 climate summit and this week Q+A turns its attention to Australia’s role.

The Glasgow talks have been described as the “last best hope for the world to get its act together” to prevent a climate catastrophe. Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended, but Australia still faces strong criticism over its net zero climate plan, particularly from Pacific nations. What has Glasgow achieved and where to now for Australian climate policy?

Meanwhile, diplomatic relations with France are at an all -time low, with French President Emmanuel Macron accusing the Prime Minister of lying, and Scott Morrison leaking private texts between the two leaders to the media. How do we repair this major schism, and what is the impact on our relationship with America and international reputation?

And as diplomatic tensions boil over in Europe, Australians back home are finally reuniting with friends and family with the arrival of the first quarantine-free international flights into the country since March 2020. However, the new freedoms haven’t been extended to temporary visa holders, leaving many others in limbo.

Joining Virginia Trioli on the panel:

Matt Kean, NSW Treasurer
Adam Bandt, Leader of the Australian Greens
Kavita Naidu ,Pacific delegate to COP26
Blair Palese, Managing Editor, Climate & Capital Media
Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor, The Australian

8:30pm Thursday on ABC.

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