Published: Sat, August 17, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ardern backs Pacific islands on climate

Ardern backs Pacific islands on climate

One of Australia's loudest shock jocks issuing violent language against one of the few female leaders of the world, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Ardern met with Pacific Island leaders in Tuvalu, a Polynesian island country located in the Pacific Ocean, to discuss global warming.

Bainimarama accused Morrison of heavy-handed tactics after the Pacific Island Forum wrapped up in Tuvalu Thursday with pro-coal Canberra sharply at odds with island nations facing the existential threat of climate change.

Of course, that sentiment was undercut by reports that Australian officials succeeded in watering down the language in the official communique, removing references to a climate change "crisis" and replacing a call to endorse a United Nations push for no new coal mines with one asking leaders to "reflect on" the proposal.

Well said Frank. Jones should also apologise to @jacindaardern for his latest misogynistic rant.

The Sydney radio host said Ms Ardern was a "joke" for preaching about climate change, claiming that New Zealand's carbon dioxide had increased per capita more than Australia's since 1990.

Jones's apology comes a day and a half after his original comments, on the same day he doubled down and called her "gormless" and a "hypocrite", and just hours after companies began withdrawing advertising from his radio station.

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These Pacific leaders will have an ally in Ms Ardern, but she's unlikely to go head to head with Australia, which has come under fire from smaller Pacific nations for not doing enough to address climate change.

ME - which is owned by Australian superannuation funds - said its customers had been contacting it to urge it to withdraw support for Jones. "I would never wish her any harm and would always wish her the best".

"But it is clear that climate change is the centrepiece of this and I think what our Pacific Island leaders want to see is a transition, they want to see progress", she said.

Prime Minister Bainimarama stated that Fiji's tax policies, like that of the other fellow listed countries, were in line with global standards and did not create any tax avoidance opportunities that would allow European Union businesses to artificially shift their profits to Fiji to minimise tax. "Try saying that to a Tuvaluan child pleading for help", he tweeted.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Jones had taken umbrage after he thought Ardern had been critical of Australia's efforts to tackle climate change. 'So when is Jacinda Ardern going to start culling the dairy herds in New Zealand?'

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