8 Oct 2018

Calls for Australia to stop hiding climate data

From , 6:03 am on 8 October 2018

An Australian environmental group is calling for national emissions data to be taken out of political hands and run by an independent body after evidence of public information releases being deliberately delayed.

The Australian Conservation Foundation says emissions data showing a rise in climate pollution of 1.3 per cent in the year to March 2018 was delayed by several weeks by the Australian government.

A freedom of information request revealed the delay occurred over August and September.

The head of the foundation Kelly O'Shanassy spoke with Jenny Meyer who asked how the Australian government is handling climate data and whether there was any impact on the recent Pacific Islands Forum summit in Nauru.

A file photo representing industry emissions, showing factory smoke.

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