Australia ‘doesn’t take lectures’ on climate from China

 Australia ‘doesn’t take lectures’ on climate from China

Liberal Senator James Paterson says it’s hard to draw any other conclusion than China being involved in meddling with the Great Barrier Reef.

UNESCO recommended the reef be downgraded to ‘in danger’ and claimed the Morrison government had made “insufficient progress” on climate change.

The environment minister told Sky News on Tuesday international politics was “clearly at play” in the decision.

“Australia doesn’t take lectures on climate change from any other country, but we particularly don’t take it from the world’s largest emitter,” Mr Paterson told Sky News.

“UNESCO has an important mission protecting heritage sites globally, that’s what it should focus on, not getting involved in geopolitics.”

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