Australia is seriously off track, despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison dismissively claiming that we will meet our Paris commitments ‘in a canter’. People may wish to review the work of ClimateWorks Australia, which explains how off track we actually are in meeting our emissions reduction target. We need real policy action by the government that does not need to be at the expense of a strong economy. This may require the Liberal Party to put the environment ahead of their own vested interests. We also need to accept that Australia’s Paris target, based on current commitments, is too weak to properly address global temperature reduction requirements.