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Politics fit for the emergency challenge: high profile panel here #NCESummit2020 moderated by Kerry O'Brien, where "the greatest policy challenge of our time has become the greatest policy failure of our time".
"We have a responsibility as MPs to contribute to a better form of government, unfortunately Tony Abbott made it a completely adversarial game. In climate debate, instead of us working together in the national interest, had pointless point scoring." John Hewson. #NCESummit2020
"How much have we squandered over that time.?" John Hewson echoes abiding message here at #NCESummit2020 about lost opportunity, jobs, etc in political opposition to climate action.
John Hewson so offended when hears MPs say 'I'm here to make a difference, make a better world for children and grandchildren', when take a position on climate change that doing the opposite. @zalisteggall's bill a 'get out of jail free' card for @ScottMorrisonMP #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP O'Brien: What about those with the vested interests, feeding remorseless hunger for political donations? Hewson: Talks re need for publicly funded campaigns, full/real time transparency on donations:"We have truth in advertising laws, apply them to politics". #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP And what about the role of Murdoch?

Hewson: Delighted when James almost apologised for poor coverage of climate change. Think that will change, you can't go on defending the indefensible, will impact readership. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP Hearing from @pgarrett re his time in Labor Ministry, how putting a price on carbon worked. "It was a hallelujah moment for a policy wonk. Then of course it was destroyed by the horned devil that @zalisteggall vanquished." #NCESummit
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett Yes issues re politics, lobbyists, says @pgarrett, but what makes a big difference that we are starting to see is the mobilisation of public opinion that takes politicians to a place they haven't been before. That's the part of democracy we also need to enervate. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett What's happening with Labor, asks Kerry O'Brien. The bushfires were burning ferociously and climate change was the big issue on the nation's mind as @AlboMP was sending out a message about an ongoing relationship with coal. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP "It is the issue of our time, not one of left vs right," says @zalisteggall "We don’t have a debate over whether we should have a defence force. We should be united in addressing the threat of climate change." #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP . @zalisteggall shocked at how much of Canberra's focus on point-scoring and wedging, vs proper, urgent policy. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP On the Climate Act she is proposing, @zalisteggall says the question for @ScottMorrisonMP @AlboMP is: "Why wouldn't you support it?" She also urges #NCESummit2020 attendees to sign up:
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP It includes 5 year emission reduction budgets and a plan to address them, advice from an independent climate change commission (key to risk assessment and advice). @zalisteggall #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP Panel discussing whether @zalisteggall Climate Act has chance of passage. @pgarrett believes parties won't let her get a win, she has her former lawyer's hat on, saying all mediation begins at fixed positions, & one thing MPs care about is keeping their jobs. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP We need a maturation in our political debate, beyond the bloodsport, in climate change as well as Indigenous recognition: @pgarrett.

@kerryobrien says that also points to a failure of media.

@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP @KerryOBrien Yes, last election was in some ways about climate change, but this past summer has made that now urgent, says @zalisteggall. Our vegetation will experience post-bushfire renewal, we need to see that in policy. #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP @KerryOBrien "In the 24 hour cycle, even the journalists get bored and move on," says @KerryOBrien, referencing #sportsrorts. @zalisteggall talks of need for an integrity/corruption commission. "Lack of accountability is bringing Parliament into disrepute." #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP @KerryOBrien Panel turns to the need for stronger Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices/Voice.

@KerryOBrien says how sad to see first Indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians "muzzled" on the #UluruStatement. @TurnbullMalcolm response was shameful: @pgarrett

@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP @KerryOBrien @TurnbullMalcolm "The first law of digging holes is that you stop when you get to the bottom. He's kept digging." John Hewson on @ScottMorrisonMP response on the #ClimateEmergency #NCESummit2020
@zalisteggall @ScottMorrisonMP @pgarrett @AlboMP @KerryOBrien @TurnbullMalcolm Important conversation here on what's gone wrong with the body politic, and from where will leadership come. (Might have to link you later with the livestream.....)

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