The Australian’s Dennis Shanahan says the “whole issue” of net zero emissions by 2050 could very well prove to be the topic that triggers the “real pressure” on Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and the tensions within the Coalition.
Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack recently said if the federal government was going to commit to a net-zero emissions by 2050 goal, the agriculture sector should not be included.
Nationals Senator Matt Canavan subsequently came out to say the “mythical” net zero emissions target by 2050 is something Australia shouldn’t sign up to as it will cost thousands of jobs.
“I don’t think we should sign ourselves up to such a mythical target,” Mr Canavan told Sky News in a recent interview.
“I think that the pressure will be on and that Scott Morrison is going to have to manage this,” Mr Shanahan told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“But the real risk is for Michael McCormack”.