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Climate change and Australia: The politics, the public and the policy

In this panel event about Australia's approach to climate change, the Lowy Institute asked: How did we get here, as a country? What does the public think? And how will Australia be placed in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow?

Moderating the discussion was Natasha Kassam, Director of the Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program and co-author of Climate Poll 2021. Panelists included: Innes Willox, Rebecca Huntley and Nick O’Malley.
 
Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group and sits on a number of boards and councils. He has previously served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, and as the Australian Consul General in Los Angeles.
 
Dr Rebecca Huntley is an author, most recently of How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference. She has previously led research at Essential Media and Vox Populi, and recently published a report outlining how climate action can help Australia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Nick O’Malley is National Environment and Climate Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is also a senior writer and a former US correspondent.

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