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Posted On April 26, 2022
Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he has no regrets about breaking ranks with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over climate change policy in the lead-up to next month’s Federal election.
Senator Canavan was speaking on Today this morning after he said yesterday that Mr Morrison’s commitment to a net-zero emissions target by 2050 was “all over bar the shouting”.
“This issue had gone away, it had been side-lined a little bit because you had the Coalition and Labor agreeing to [net zero by] 2050. I doubt the Prime Minister is happy with you,” Ally Langdon said.
“I’m not focused on the Prime Minister or me or anyone else in Canberra,” Senator Canavan said.
“I’m focused on the jobs and cost-of- living pressures on Australian families. That’s my focus.”
Mr Morrison insisted his commitment to the 2050 net-zero target for Australia is “absolute” yesterday.
But Senator Canavan said other countries were not pursuing a similar target.
“My view should be no surprise to anybody and my assessment for what it’s worth is the rest of the world is doing nothing to go towards net zero emissions. About the only country doing anything is Afghanistan and they’re not installing renewable energy.”