Most voters back Labor’s 2030 climate target – but only just

Most voters back Labor’s 2030 climate target – but only just

Voters remain mostly in favour of a 2030 climate change target,with 52 per cent saying the government should stick to the current goal or make even deeper cuts to emissions.

  • byDavid Crowe

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Dutton takes flight as Labor loses altitude. But both face dangers

Dutton takes flight as Labor loses altitude. But both face dangers

Peter Dutton is tapping into community anger about the cost of living,and new polling should debunk any idea that he is unelectable.

  • byDavid Crowe
Dutton edges ahead as voters thump Labor on economy

Dutton edges ahead as voters thump Labor on economy

Peter Dutton has gained a narrow lead over Anthony Albanese as preferred prime minister after a significant shift in his favour during disputes on climate,immigration and the economy.

  • byDavid Crowe
The truth about Australia’s race to roll out renewables
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The truth about Australia’s race to roll out renewables

New figures heighten the dispute over energy policy after Opposition Leader Peter Dutton revealed this week he would not set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

  • byDavid Crowe
Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn

Independents fight for survival as Sydney’s election battlelines redrawn

The draft redistribution for NSW seats would scrap the seat of North Sydney in a blow to independent Kylea Tink,while radically changing several others.

  • byDavid Crowe andPaul Sakkal
Dutton’s policy of astonishing weakness risks a Liberal wasteland

Dutton’s policy of astonishing weakness risks a Liberal wasteland

The opposition leader’s sudden shift on climate caught Liberals off guard,and it may cost them dearly in metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne.

  • byDavid Crowe
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‘It makes our life easier’:Climate campaigns seize on Dutton’s refusal to set target

‘It makes our life easier’:Climate campaigns seize on Dutton’s refusal to set target

Climate change groups are scaling up campaigns against Liberal candidates in key federal seats after the opposition leader refused to commit to a 2030 target.

  • byDavid Crowe
Marles enforces his veto on all potential defence shipments to Israel

Marles enforces his veto on all potential defence shipments to Israel

All approvals have been escalated to the defence minister,and the government says no components have been shipped to Israel since October 7.

  • byDavid Crowe
Iran seeks extradition treaty with Australia,despite vast differences

Iran seeks extradition treaty with Australia,despite vast differences

Iran’s ambassador to Australia says Hamas should be viewed as a “resistance group” rather than a terrorist organisation,as it currently is under Australian law.

  • byMatthew Knott andDavid Crowe
Labor clashes with Greens over war export claims

Labor clashes with Greens over war export claims

Labor rebuked the Greens after being asked to cancel a contract with Israeli company Elbit Systems,cited as proof Australia was “complicit” in the slaughter of Gazans.

  • byDavid Crowe andOlivia Ireland
The Greens are playing with red paint over Gaza. It could stain their hands

The Greens are playing with red paint over Gaza. It could stain their hands

The Greens have resorted to outright falsehoods amid an overheated Middle East debate – and it’s dangerous.

  • byDavid Crowe