Great expectations: will Australia walk the talk on climate change?

featuring Stephen Long and Ebony Bennett
Anote Tong, Former President of Kiribati speaks at the Federal Court of Australia, in Melbourne, Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Pabai Pabai and Paul Kabai, two Torres Strait Islander elders are fighting for their lands, culture and existence in the first climate class action brought by Australia's First Nations people. (AAP Image/Morgan Hancock) NO ARCHIVING
AAP Image/Morgan Hancock


The Albanese government came to power with big expectations around climate action, but are the government’s actions falling short of their rhetoric?

On this episode of Follow the Money, former President of Kiribati Anote Tong joins Walkley Award winning journalist Stephen Long to discuss the Australian government’s “disappointing” record on climate, the role of China in the region and the prospects of a Pacific UN climate conference hosted in Australia.

There are still tickets available to see Anote Tong in conversation in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 March and in Sydney on Friday 15 March.

Guest: Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati

Host: Stephen Long, Senior Fellow and Contributing Editor, the Australia Institute // @StephenLongAus

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Additional editing: Emily Perkins

Theme music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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