‘Nationals Have Only Had 8 Years To Make Last-Minute Decision On Climate Change’, Barnaby Says

“I’ve literally only been in politics for sixteen years mate"

‘Nationals Have Only Had 8 Years To Make Last-Minute Decision On Climate Change’, Barnaby Says

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says it is unreasonable to expect his party to throw together a coherent climate change policy at the last minute given he was only made aware of the issue twenty years ago, and has only been in government for eight of those.

Asked about his party’s position on climate, Mr Joyce became frustrated. “I’ve literally only been in politics for sixteen years mate. This is a complex issue. We’ve got to come to a consensus within the party about this, and that’s not something you just do at the drop of a hat with less than a decade’s notice.

He said there was unreasonable pressure on his party to provide a policy. “We’re not the Government, mate. Well, we are, but only recently. What do people want? For this to be cobbled together at the eleventh hour in less than three parliamentary terms?

“This issue only came across my desk in 2005, and I can assure you, it’s not the only thing to come across my desk since then. But like I’ve always said, I try to keep my personal life out of politics”.

By Jess Nicholson

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Perrottet Confirms Scott Morrison Will Represent Australia At COP26 Climate Talks

He is waiting for final approval from the National Party.

Perrottet Confirms Scott Morrison Will Represent Australia At COP26 Climate Talks

Scott Morrison – a mid-level bureaucrat from the south Sydney electorate of Cook – was told this week that he will be attending the Glasgow climate talks on Australia’s behalf, after a decision by new leader Dominic Perrottet.

Mr Perrottet, who also announced changes to Australia’s border policies this week, said Mr Morrison was chosen because he had a clear diary next month. He said he was awaiting for final approval from the National Party before signing off on the appointment.

Critics say the decision to send a junior member of government shows Australia isn’t taking the issue of climate change seriously. “This Morrison person has very little influence or sway within his own country, he seems an odd choice to send to a national conference,” one government source said.

Mr Perrottet said Morrison would be there on behalf of all Australian fossil fuel companies. He also announced that Australia would be reverting to its former deal with France to build submarines.

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