NSW's climate budget blunder

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has achieved something historic – not mentioning climate change once in any budget paper, nor in the 46 media releases accompanying them. Though he did come close on one occasion.

New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird's budget speech two weeks ago was big on the government's achievements but, oddly enough, failed to mention the biggest achievement of all, one which I’m confident history will judge to be a landmark moment.

Not once do the two short words ‘climate change’ appear in the speech, or indeed in the entire set of budget papers. This was historic for a government anywhere in the advanced world.


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