Australia’s prime minister has been the target of a savage smear campaign in the United States over Australia’s global underperformance in climate change in a popular CNN news show.

A billboard in New York’s Times Square aired messages highlighting Australia’s environmental policies after a comedian crowdfundraising for enough money to buy it for 10 minutes.

Discussing the now viral poster campaign, Mr Inglis told Yahoo News Australia: ‘The idea was to tell the international community that hey, Australians aren’t with the Australian government.

Australian comedian Dan Ilic has used the occasion to highlight the Federal Government’s controversial environment policy as Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads to Glasgow next month for next month’s State of the Union summit on climate change.

‘This is what we have to do is this country. We have to drag our leaders to lead us,’ he lamented to CNN.

Times Square

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Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, (wikipedia)

Scott Morrison

Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He assumed office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party. (wikipedia)

Times Square Tower

Times Square Tower is a 48-story office skyscraper at 7 Times Square in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. Located on the city block bounded by Broadway, 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue, (wikipedia)

4 Times Square

4 Times Square is a 52-story skyscraper at Times Square in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. Located at 1472 Broadway, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, (wikipedia)