Greg Hunt won’t say if Australia will update 2030 emissions target as required, instead quoting Shakespeare

Minister welcomes Cop26 summit outcome but sidesteps questions on target arguing ‘we’ll continue to update our projections’

Senior minister Greg Hunt has refused to say whether Australia under a Morrison government will update its 2030 emissions target as required under the Glasgow Cop26 agreement and instead quoted Shakespeare.

But separately, the foreign minister and emissions reduction minister said in a joint statement on Sunday: “Australia’s 2030 target is fixed and we are committed to meeting and beating it, as we did with our Kyoto-era targets.”

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