French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a challenge to Australia to lift its game when it comes to tackling climate change.
|Macron (right) and Turnbull - France has deep interests in the Pacific.|
Mr Macron, who arrived in Sydney last night, is only the second sitting French President to make an official trip to Australia.
The first stop on his whistle-stop tour was a dinner at the Sydney Opera House joined by politicians, business leaders and French expats.
During his speech, the President called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to show the "power of conviction" and display courage in confronting climate change, despite the ideological hurdles he may face in both the Parliament and his party room.
Read the ABC News story - “Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show 'power of conviction' in fighting climate change.”