Scott Morrison on his way home after global climate summit

The Prime Minister is now on his way back to Australia, following the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.

Australia’s joined about a hundred nations in committing to end deforestation by 2030.

Negotiators are now working through the details of the agreements reached in the last couple of days.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia will also commit $10 million to help island nations battle climate change as well.

“The last major disasters in the pacific alone have brought more than $2 billion in damage, so there’s lots more work to be done.

“The joint initiative we launched today lifts our ambitions further to ensure the resilience of small island developing states,” Scott Morrison said.

It was otherwise a big few days for the Prime Minister on the international stage, with the fallout between him and French President Emmanuel Macron dominating headlines.

Mr Macron called Scott Morrison a liar over the submarine deal before a private text message was leaked to the contrary.

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The French Ambassador to Australia is set to address the National Press Club today.