/ 13 June 2024

Not running out of steam…

Nuclear

Coalition leader Peter Dutton has doubled down on his decision to abandon the Albanese Government’s legislated 2030 climate target before the next federal election, saying he’s “not going to sign up to an arrangement that destroys our economy and sends families and small businesses into bankruptcy”. The Coalition says it would dump the target of reducing emissions by 43% of 2005 levels by 2030 – and not set a new one before the election. Dutton’s copped flak for that – including within his own party, with Liberal MP Bridget Archer calling it “regressive”. And Oz’s coal and gas-fired power plant owners say while meeting the target could be difficult, it’s an important step to reaching our goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Nationals Leader David Littleproud also got involved yesterday by announcing the Coalition’s proposed nuclear power plants will be in Nationals’ seats if they’re elected.

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