"Iron ore billionaire Andrew Forrest has called on leaders of all political
stripes to get serious about climate action, or get out of the way, in a feisty
exchange over the Greens’ new bid to block new fossil fuel projects in
During the half-year results call for Fortescue Metals Group on Wednesday,
Forrest was asked his opinion on the Australian Greens’ offer to the Albanese
government, extended just last night, to back its proposed safeguard mechanism
reforms – but only if Labor agrees to stop opening new coal and gas mines.
As RenewEconomy has reported, the deal essentially forces federal Labor –
having won the 2022 May election on a platform of strong and credible climate
action – to once and for all nail its colours to the mast on fossil fuels.
“If Labor’s scheme falls over, it will be because Labor wants to open new coal
and gas mines. Labor has to decide how much it wants new coal and gas mines,”
Greens lead Adam Bandt said.
In the mainstream media, the general hot take is that this move has essentially
put a bomb under Labor’s entire carbon reduction mechanism plan, in a classic
example of letting the perfect get in the way of the good.
Does Twiggy agree?
In a word, no."
Via Clarice Boomshakala Bouvier.
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