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australians have had enough. you know it's been a pretty tumultuous time and i think the strides would welcome the fact that that period of time was about and it should be either a strange expect that of their parliament and employees that that's the case the yards of bitterness has come to a close and they are just working together in the fight scene on the futures come this election both main parties have introduced rules to make internal coups more difficult now instead of a simple majority over 50 percent or supermajority of caucus members will be required to vote out a sitting prime minister 75 percent for labor and for the liberals 2 thirds of their parliamentarians under such rules most of the recent leadership challenges would have failed but it might not be enough to satisfy voters so we can expect to see just how dish the current government because it's based instability what we've seen and try ministry is a grant to treat to weigh the range. and you're right gradual rise and look at
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what might have had these and independents independents who could control the balance of power in the new parliament and decide who becomes the next prime minister this time perhaps for a full term. reporter jeremy joins me now in the studio he's been tracking the lead up to this luncheon very closely look jeremy will be i've lost count of how many multiple prime ministers in just a decade trust in politicians an all time low i mean how would you describe the state of australian politics look i think astray in politics is at the end of a really turbulent period but obviously as we've heard australians are really fed up with this revolving door in politics and hasn't contributed to a sense of you know well being towards politicians there is a feeling that politicians are really only out for themselves and people feel that their low bank is in a strange. lack of vision that camera is and
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a shambles and speaking of vision 2 days ago a former prime minister died his name was bob hawke and we are in the eighty's and putting into place some really important political and social and economic reforms and regardless of people's political stripes i think over the last 2 days the have been sort of looking back and thinking well wouldn't it be great if we had someone with such big ideas and someone who sort of laid yeah but someone who lived with purpose who had these ideas and because what this instability has done it's overshadow the really important issues like the gaps between non-indigenous and indigenous australians and all sorts of indicators climate change which is just starting to wake up to and realise is a big problem this is what the instability has overshadowed how about these 2 main candidates themselves you've got a bill shorten no one's really calling them inspiring no they're not that high in
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their careers mr scott morrison is now the prime minister he's been in the job for 9 months but he's my snoring as the immigration minister who was a key figure in this very controversial border protection policy whereby migrants who would arrive in australia by boat were not resettled in australia. put in camps in islands like not ruin papa new guinea and this policy logically worked because the boats really stopped coming but of course the flip side to that was stories of just utter devastation out of these out of these camps which seems that were condemned around the world by by human rights groups he's an evangelical christian and a social conservative too bill shorten is a former unions boss he entered parliament in 2007 but he's most non really to australians for his role in bringing down to. minister kevin rudd and then
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julia gilad so he's had a bit of a struggle sort of a getting trust from verges he's been plus the species of him and he's had a bit of an uphill battle to win them over you know everyone talking about all this political instability but australians are actually calling this the climate change election jared hang on we just want to have a look at what some of the voters are saying in australia about the climate. really more about the. future for the. south of me while i think greens of them i have an odd just because climate time she's so concerning and i feel like no one's really taking any serious action on making any serious moves towards her i'd be very old labor with the greens mostly because where this is a time of change and i'm going to these racial problems i was a really big one as well and they're really octon on doing what the government parties are diving off to do because it's our nose so clearly climate
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a big issue there in australia why now though why is this coming to the forefront now well i think because the straight ins are seeing the effects of climate change for example last year was the hottest year on record they've been fires and floods and droughts a drought that contributed scientists believe to the deaths of a 1000000 fish in this really critical agricultural river system there is a frustration among virtues too that. successive governments have sort of tried and failed to put in place lasting climate policy climate and energy policy is really contentious and just rather it's been behind the downfall of 3 of these prime ministers and at the moment we have a prime minister who is really behind traditional energy sources he wants failed i lump of coal off and i remember that in palm and and basically he's. minnesota been
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taking business as usual approach to climate change it doesn't look like they're going to match their. obligations under the paris accord the labor opposition has had 6 years in opposition to sort of work out once what it wants to do and it's it's approaching climate change in a bit more of an ambitious in a business way and we talked about this earlier in australia voting is mandatory you have to vote i mean how does that work in the how do you just say hey you have to vote what was the system work right so when your 18 you if you want to vote you can roll to vote and then basically after that time the electoral commission has you on record and then you go to vote compulsorily every time after that and if you don't you get fined $20.00 this is for federal elections and that figure can go up to i think around $79.00 astray in dollars in state elections but you know it's kind of it's a kind of a fun day you know you go down to your local school and versions that's where the
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polling station is fun is always said yeah it's kind of it's turned into this sort of like fun festival atmosphere they have you know there's usually always a barbecue going at the polling station you can have what's called a democracy sausage and yeah something like 96 percent of eligible ridges to diverge and 90 percent of them do so this is a pretty high numbers and if you're in berlin but did you vote you got to vote that's right i went to the embassy here in berlin and voted yes quickly if a new prime minister is chosen what are the chances that they will actually stick around for a while the look i think pretty well that report outlined some of the measures that the major parties have taken to make sure these internal coups. start happening for example now labor will have to have 75 percent of its caucus members to vote on a change of leadership and i think the liberals is 70 percent so it doesn't require a simple majority anymore which means it will be harder to get rid of
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a leader and probably. things like we've seen over the last 10 years we'll you know stop being so regular ok maybe a calmer situation in australia reed thanks very much. well there is now less than a week to go until parliamentary elections here in the e.u. and just like in australia many voters say environmental concerns will decide how they vote in one recent study more than 3 quarters of people listed global warming as a key factor in policy makers are starting to pay attention but activists say there's still a long way to go i want you to catch a blunt message to the european parliament from swedish activist gratitude barrack the teenager has given the world a wake up call with her urgent appeal for climate action. the global youth movement she inspired has shifted the climate change debate forcing it both to the top of the news agenda and party campaigning ahead of the blocks parliamentary elections
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next week so what is the e.u. done so far to tackle the climate crisis. in march the european parliament voted to ban single use plastics starting in 2021 as part of sweeping legislation against plastic waste that pollutes beaches and oceans. it's agreed a near total ban on insecticides that have been linked to a dramatic drop in the numbers of wild bees honey bees and other color. the e.u. parliament is pushing to put cleaner cars on europe's roads by 2030. and it wants to slash its greenhouse gases by 40 percent in the next 11 years some experts say that's not enough but right now it doesn't look like any single member state will be able to meet that target. reason enough for protesters across europe to keep pushing for a faster climate action in brussels. arrival
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joining me now in studio tom he's a climate activist you're also an undergraduate students here in berlin right studying technical environmental protection. first of all thanks for joining us you're 20 years old right so this will be the 1st time you're actually eligible to vote and you elections you're taking a look at the field you're looking at these candidates and these parties i mean what do you see out there in terms of climb yeah as you can see in that record is like 40 percent now so i can see no one is really taking action as it would be necessary. for insight into say a greater turn back in the european parliament listen to the scientists they are not so climate is a big theme specific action. i don't see them so you're not impressed with what the e.u. is done he was on the report there has been some some progress some measures passed
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right yeah but i guess i really need to rebranding of that debate re talking about plastic and stuff but we have to talk about much more than that we have to do big change so cut down emissions and close that emission gap to 0 because we have like they say that it's a go and they don't do that action. yet remember. what would you like to see the e.u. do to to meet these goals to cut down on c o 2 any specific action you want to see this parliament take this new parliament you have for example like they say. that emissions to 20 foot 50 that's not enough like we need to reset. 3335 so we need that net emissions less than that and the e.u. is saying we will reduce these emissions by 2050 yet that's not enough for you know it's not good you like to see really want to see like specific actions which are
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comfortable to the 1.5 ft. this degree to go with so that would be much more than that 2050 is not enough. let's talk about the role of of students in your part of of this friday's for future movement. what you guys do every friday agree striking schools and university for example as i was there a yeah that's. we're all over the world and specially in juror b a pretty big next friday is the big next trike so yes you can see we were not strike if they would be during enough what role do you think young people playing in this is a protest movement. how many weeks now of students been walking out of class in germany over like i mean it got big in january but it started in december so. you know the climate conference with research in back of that we start striking and
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then it got big and 15th of march was a really big day for us so it's got a bigger them what role do these kind of student protests play means you think that you had a role in in bringing climate change maybe more into the political arena here in in in europe yeah i guess that is the case if they say climate is the most important theme for germans right now so i guess i guess life is for future as a big. their rule in that. what is really sad they don't talk about specific actions they just talk about like should we go to school or not so i guess we just we on the way through go to the red nato any 4th there's another protest being planned and this will be on the day that the e.u. elections start right so what's going on there with the protest what are you
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planning there we want to be thousands because we need to. make the. election about climate and it's not about climate because there are no specific actions so just like keep the pressure high on the politico 3 from parties and so the next 5 years a really important force so that as the start to get the european union to do specific action in the nights 5 years yet we just stopped how much confidence you have in the european parliament in the e.u. itself to do what needs to be done to take the drastic steps to cut back on see it go to emissions and to reach at the very minimum the limits that are prescribed and that these countries signed onto in the paris climate accord. how much can these politicians get it done. yeah i guess they do otherwise we would just like think at
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home and just enjoy the party or something but we have like a small winder of doing something and the next 5 years a really important for us so if they take action if they go out of coal for example if they just keep the gold's really strict if they forced their member states then it would be possible but we need politicians who want to act now give a specific message for the politicians what would you tell them i would listen to the scientist they are the experts and if you stop talking about what we should do in 50 years talk stop talking about what we want to do tomorrow or all right climate a big issue in the upcoming elections to climate activists and environmental protection think of a much you're welcome. well the u.s.
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state of missouri has approved a sweeping bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy it follows alabama which earlier this week passed for strict if anti-abortion legislation pro-choice supporters say these laws violate roe v wade that's the landmark supreme court decision in 1973 that upheld a woman's right to an abortion in the u.s. they're trying to safeguard access to the procedure our correspondent helen humphrey traveled to alabama to talk with people on both sides of the divide. the out of our mistake capital has become the latest front line in a fight for reproductive rights that most pro-choice activists thought they had won in the 1970 s. inside this building republican governor k. i.v. signed the bill into law and now she has a battle on her hands she has the support of proponents lightly lori mullins who runs the co pregnancy center in montgomery alabama offering baby items and parenting classes in an effort to dissuade women from seeking abortions like the
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bill itself she sees no exceptions even in the case of rape or incest if you believe that at conception it is a person then you have to believe that all life is sacred how i was conceived has no should have no impact on the value of my life why would you protect lives. and say except yours yours is not the case of incest that is a really really difficult discussion to have it's never right there is no good answer but at the same time the way the law is now we see it all the time if a child is being molested and she becomes pregnant at 13 or 14 or 15 the family takes her to have an abortion the only person who wins in that scenario is the person who was abusing her while proponents of the text want it to include few exceptions to see it potentially go all the way up to the supreme court and
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maybe even overturn roe v wade itself opponents of the bill accuse state lawmaker has of playing politics with women's bodies one of them is margo hotline dressed as a handmade the pro-choice activists protested on the steps of the state government as the bill was passed my. personal stake in this is that i was for 3 years a victim of continuous sexual assaults and i did think that i was pregnant when i think about someone who might be in the situation that i wasn't and isn't able to. escape from that or stuck you're stuck with your rapists baby and currently with their you 3 abortion clinics in the entire state choices already seem limited alongside her work as an activist mia raven also works in an abortion clinic patients often find themselves in dangerous circumstances as an already difficult
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time tell me about harassment paint a picture for me about what a woman might face coming into the clinic where you work the minute she pulls into a driveway she's going to be greeted by some protesters the minute she walks out of a corridor screaming at her telling her that she doesn't need to be here and that she's still going to be a mother but she's going to be the mother of a dead murdered baby the doctor are used to southern states trying to vilify what they do. this is not an uncommon tactic they go after the providers especially the doctors is another way to cut down access because abortion can be legal all day long but if you can't access that. you might as well not have that right. those rights are being challenged not just in alabama but across republican held states in the south the midwest which i'm looking at muni conservatives to preen course and hoping that now might be the time to roll back reproductive rights for
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canada and mexico effect of monday the development has been hailed as a significant step towards finalizing a new north american trade the president trump broke the tariffs into force last year 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on al-ameen canada and mexico imposed tariffs but that's now history. before i begin i am pleased to announce that we've just reached an agreement with canada and mexico and will be selling our product into those countries without the imposition of tariffs or major tariffs. i. didn't mention the u.s.a.'s tariffs imposed under a national security clause canada had called best justification for the g.-d's absurd and insulting. canadian prime minister justin trudeau said the tariff said being a good will to sealing the new agreement. obviously these continued tariffs on steel and aluminum and our countermeasures i represented significant barriers to moving
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