Australia politics live: Barnaby Joyce sworn in as deputy PM, more Sydney Covid sites named

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11.42pm BST

Sussan Ley says climate change should be seperate to conversations about environmental heritage sites like the Great Barrier Reef.

She told the ABC:

Absolutely not. This decision, as I said in the framework on the Unesco convention on world heritage properties, is about how an individual country manages its properties.

Conversations about climate change – and I know the Europeans don’t agree with us in many instances – are correctly had in another forum.

11.35pm BST

And here was Anthony Albanese on Sydney radio 2SM on Barnaby Joyce’s return:

Well, everyone knows that this has always only been about Barnaby. It hasn’t been about the people of Australia. This is an act of self-indulgence at a time when we’re still dealing with the pandemic. Of course, the last time that Barnaby Joyce tried to seize the leadership of the National party was at the height of the bushfires. This is someone who is self-obsessed, who never has the national interest at the heart of what his actions are. And I think that showed yesterday.

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