Liberal MPs are escalating calls for stronger action on climate change to counter Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, demanding he stand up for farmers rather than fossil fuels.
Farmers will get a chance to be paid to help to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a Nationals proposal that opens the way for a climate change deal under new leader Barnaby Joyce.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will demand security for regional jobs and industries in a policy clash on climate change after reclaiming the leadership.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will warn against the use of carbon tariffs to force action on climate change when the world’s major economies meet in England.
The split over future gas developments in the Northern Territory is a new sign of disunity on climate change and whether Australia should phase out fossil fuel.
The strategy is to appeal to the bush, but the Prime Minister’s cheap shots at inner-city voters raise questions about his sincerity on climate action.
Federal ministers are planning to neutralise a backbench threat on climate change by making sure any net zero emissions target will not be mandated by law.