Tuvalu hits back over climate

TUVALU Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga has threatened to pull seasonal workers from Australia and has encouraged other nations in the region to consider doing the same.
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Enele Sopoaga

Staff Reporter

MSN News reports that Sopoaga's threat is believed to be in response to comments made by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on climate change.
 
McCormack was recorded saying Pacific Island nations would survive climate change because their workers travel to Australia to ‘pick our fruit'.
 
"They'll continue to survive because many of their workers come here and pick our fruit, pick our fruit grown with hard Australian enterprise and endeavour and we welcome them and we always will," he said.
 
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also come under fire for his behaviour at last week's leaders' forum in Tuvalu, with Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama accusing the Australian prime minister of having an "insulting" and "condescending" attitude towards climate change.

 

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