Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged his Liberal party successor Scott Morrison to seize on the US election as an opportunity to “pivot” Australia’s position on climate change.
Speaking on ABC's Insiders program on Sunday morning, hours after the US election was called for Democrat Joe Biden, Mr Turnbull said now was the time for Mr Morrison to make Australia’s climate change policies more ambitious.
“Trump has lost. (Rupert) Murdoch’s man in the White House has been defeated. The Americans are going to be taking a leading position globally, on climate action once again and Biden has flagged that this is going to be part of America’s international trade agenda as well,” Mr Turnbull said.