Australian PM criticised for backing gas, oil exploration despite vowing climate action

Australia PM Anthony Albanese has signalled that he will continue to support the resources sector - comprising the oil and gas industry, and the mineral industry. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SYDNEY - Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been criticised for backing new gas and coal exploration despite his pledge to adopt ambitious measures to tackle climate change.

The election of Mr Albanese's Labor party in May ended nine years of rule by Liberal-National coalition governments, during which moves to reduce Australia's carbon emissions and to promote renewable energy had been unwound.

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