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Australia’s climate change election, Covid in North Korea, and will the US ever act on gun control?

Australia has a new prime minister, but how much of an impact did climate change have on the defeat of Scott Morrison?

Environment and sustainability editor Philippa Nuttall joins Emily Tamkin and Katie Stallard to discuss Labor’s election win. Plus, with Covid spreading rapidly in North Korea, is there any sign the regime will accept international help?

And after at least 19 children and two teachers were killed in an elementary school in Uvalde in Texas, they answer a listener’s question on whether the US will ever attempt to introduce gun control.

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Further Reading:

Australia’s Scott Morrison shows that danger lies in the hollow politics of the status quo

North Korea’s Covid-19 catastrophe

The forgotten nuclear threat of North Korea

The Texas school shooting won’t change the US’s deadly gun laws

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