Now he's turning his back on renewable energy – by watering down the Renewable Energy Target and letting the Australian Renewable Energy Agency run out of money.
After public pressure from bushfire survivors, emergency service leaders, and GetUp members, Morrison says he wants to "evolve" his position on climate change1 – at the same time his government is quietly killing off support for renewable energy.
We can't let him get away with this bait and switch.
The very fact that Morrison is acknowledging the role of climate change in the bushfires shows he's feeling the pressure. So if we call out his hypocrisy now we can force his hand to save these critical supports for renewable energy.
Sign the petition asking your MP to stand for renewable energy and climate action in this time of crisis.
Morrison's excuses are crumbling.
He says he wants to take "practical steps" to help people. But the most practical thing to do when faced with a national emergency is to stop making things worse.
While the country burns, the Coalition is letting Australia's only renewable energy agency run out of money, and undermining our international obligations with dodgy accounting tricks.2
Meanwhile, they continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $29 billion dollars3 – effectively paying for the emergency they say they want to address.
But the Liberals are divided, the Murdoch press is on the backfoot, and everyone from state governments to global hedge funds are calling for significant government action.
If we can translate the anger and frustration we're feeling right now into a set of clear and commonsense demands – we can raise the bar on Morrison's climate concession.
Make your demands clear - sign the petition now!
This bushfire season has been relentless. It's taken 27 lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and shuttered countless farms and small businesses. It's also killed billions of native animals, and destroyed the habitats they rely on.
We can't expect this government to keep us safe – but they should stop endangering us by:
- Adopting a more ambitious Renewable Energy Target
- Extending and expanding funding for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency
- Ending subsidies for fossil fuel corporations that are contributing to the national emergency we're in
The time for excuses is over. This needs to be a moment of reflection, and commitment from Federal Liberal MP's – if they believe the science, they should prove it with action.
Ed, Charlie, Tessa, Rafi, and Oliver - for the GetUp team
 Morrison flags climate policy 'evolution', 7 News, 12 January 2020.
 How Australia's attempted carbon trickery is stoking India to pollute, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2019.
 Global fossil fuel subsidies reach $5.2 trillion, and $29 billion in Australia, Renew Economy, 13 May 2019.