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The government adopted plans to reduce industrial carbon emissions but failed to pass legislation to phase out coal in energy production. The construction of a new coal-fired power plant continued. Women’s rights were further undermined as the government continued with controversial plans to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and cut budgets aimed at preventing and responding to violence against women. An increasingly hard line was taken against peaceful protesters including labour and disability activists. The indefinite detention of refugees and migrants was found to be unconstitutional.

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