• Activists to sue Abbott government over climate 'inaction'
Environmentalists in Australia are investigating legal options to challenge the federal government over what they say is inaction on climate change.
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30 Jun 2015 - 11:40 AM  UPDATED 1 Jul 2015 - 12:24 PM

Environmentalists in Australia are investigating legal options to challenge the federal government over what they say is inaction on climate change.

It comes after a landmark ruling in a Dutch court, which ordered the country's government to slash greenhouse gas emission at a faster rate.

The victory for Dutch environmental group Urgenda is having global repercussions, with environmental lawyers in Melbourne preparing to launch similar action in Australia.

Abby Dinham spoke to lawyer for Environmental Justice Australia, Ariane Wilkinson, on the pending civil case.

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