Statement on climate MOU
It is not correct to say that the Government is blocking or overriding a climate change MOU. The Foreign Relations Act 2020 automatically invalidates arrangements if states or territories do not correctly notify the Commonwealth of them. This is what happened in this instance. The states are welcome to reapply correctly, in line with the Act, as they do for many other arrangements.
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