Disrupting Disaster

Can Australians sue Tony Abbott? (Episode 7)



In Episode 7 - Charlie and James discuss Tony Abbott's recent comparisons to Australia's COP21 emission targets against that of Chinas, as they explore what legal culpability politicians have in their conduct and decisions around climate change action. Charlie and James discuss the relevance of the 900 Dutch citizens and the Urgenda Foundation which successfully filed a world first Climate Case against the Dutch Government. Charlie chats with leading Australian Environmental lawyer, Ariane Wilkinson about whether Australian citizens could present a similar case to our legal system.