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Prime Ministers have ‘strong exchange’ about climate change


The leader of one of Australia’s tiny neighbours has been brought to tears, with Australia being criticised for stalled efforts around climate change.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denied Australia is a dissident at the Pacific Leaders' Forum, where climate change concerns led to a marathon meeting and a divided declaration on climate change. Island nations wanted a strong statement on climate and the phasing out of coal power, but Australia refused to unconditionally agree. Mr Morrison said his primary responsibility was to the Australian people, but his Fijian counterpart Frank Bainimarama blasted his position, tweeting "we came together ...
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