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The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to tackle climate change means we need to see more political leadership from state governments such as Victoria.

Despite alarming melting of the polar icecaps and unprecedented bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, federal Treasurer Scott Morrison didn’t event mention climate change in his 2017 Budget address.

While it’s convenient for the Liberal and National parties to ignore the problem, their inaction leaves communities exposed to climate impacts.

In contrast to his Federal counterpart, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas noted in his budget speech that “climate change is a genuine threat.” It is.

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