July 11th, 1989 – Australia reckons it will accept #climate refugees. Mm-hmm….

On this day in 1989 the 20th South Pacific Forum closed.  According to Steve Burrell, writing in the Australian Financial Review on 12th July,

“Both Australia and New Zealand indicated that they and the rest of the world would undoubtably be prepared to take humanitarian action in moving people driven out by rising waters.”

Oh, undoubtedly.

Here, 26 years later, is Clive Hamilton on climate and refugees….

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