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Barry O’Farrell is the Premier of New South Wales, one of the largest coal mining and exporting states.
Response to New South Wales floods of 2013
At a media conference O'Farrell was asked about the possible link between the New South Wales floods and climate change. "Let's not turn this near disaster, this episode that has damaged so many properties and other things, farm properties and other things, into some politically correct debate about climate change. Give me a break,” he said.
Articles and Resources
- Karen Barlow, Thousands flee record floods”, “Lateline”, ABC TV, January 29, 2013.