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Australia's safeguard mechanism deal is only a half-win for the Greens, and for the climate

By Kate Crowley, Adjunct Associate Professor, Public and Environmental Policy, University of Tasmania
Labor and the Greens on Monday announced a deal to strengthen a key climate policy, the safeguard mechanism, by introducing a hard cap on industrial sector emissions.

But the Greens failed in their bid to force Labor to ban new coal and gas projects.

Labor did give ground in setting a hard cap on emissions which should – if it works – make many new fossil fuel projects unviable.
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