Posh Teals pretend to care about climate change


Teal MPs in Sydney’s, Melbourne’s and Perth’s traditionally blue-ribbon seats are pushing for a much more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target than the federal government’s legislated policy of 43%.

Some of them want this target to be reset to around 50% to 60%.

The independent MPs contend that people in their electorate want “real “climate action” rather than “another decade of delay”.

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.