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CLIMATE CHAOS IN THE COALITION PARTY ROOM

December 01, 2020

Death, taxes and the Coalition party room coming to blows on climate policy. The three certainties in life.
 
The Coalition Party Room today saw Senator Matt Canavan, backed by Barnaby Joyce and Craig Kelly, calling for his government to rip up the $2 billion energy plan Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian signed only this year.  
 
Senator Canavan has again called for the Government to spend billions of taxpayers dollars building a new coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley, which private investors won’t touch with a barge pole and would lead to higher power prices.
 
Queensland Senator Gerard Rennick told Scott Morrison he needs to use Kyoto Carryover Credits rather than actually reducing emissions.
 
All this while Warren Entsch has joined Federal Labor, all the state and territory governments, over 70 per cent of our trading partners, all major Australian businesses, and the National Farmers Federation in backing net zero emissions by 2050.
 
The Coalition is divided as ever on climate change and Scott Morrison needs to be up front with the Australian people. Does Scott Morrison support spending billions of dollars on a new coal-fired power station and higher power bills or will he join Labor and back net zero emissions by 2050?

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