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Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis

and lash out at Morrison government’s ‘cynical indifference’ and assure leaders ‘a majority’ of Australians ‘are in your corner’

Former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, and former minister Bob Carr, have accused the Morrison government of “cynical indifference” and “empty rhetoric” when it comes to , saying the commitment to achieve by 2050 was the “bare minimum” that needed to be done.

The broadside came in a letter to Pacific leaders, in which the Australian politicians said they shared the “alarm and disappointment” of Pacific heads of government at the suggestion Australia will not table a new and increased target for the reduction of emissions ahead of the summit in Glasgow next month.

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