Australian parties tread warily as they stake out climate policies ahead of election

Floodwaters inundating the city of Lismore, New South Wales, on March 31, 2022. PHOTO: AFP/NEW SOUTH WALES STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
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SYDNEY - In his first press conference of the Australian election campaign, Labor leader Anthony Albanese - the current favourite - made a bold promise that he will almost certainly be unable to fulfil.

"We will end the climate wars," he declared. "Enough."

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