From the Overview: "The recent devastating bush fires in Australia highlight the country's growing dilemma over climate change. Australia's economy remains heavily weighted toward extractive industries, leading to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to climate change. A growing portion of voters see climate change as a threat to Australia's vital interests. Many are pressuring Prime Minister Scott Morrison's right of center Liberal-National Party Coalition to take additional steps to reduce emissions and combat climate change."
CRS In Focus, IF11453
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/