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‘They’re wanting to put the UN ahead of us’: Malcolm Roberts on why Australia needs to withdraw from Paris

Luke Grant

Australia’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement can be easily met without implementing any emission reduction targets, Scott Morrison has said.

Suggesting he has no intentions of withdrawing Australia from the controversial climate deal, the new Prime Minister says the non-subsidised renewable technology already in the system will allow us to satisfy the 26 to 28% reductions that Paris mandates. This would mean no further emission goals are necessary for Australia to fully comply with the ratified agreement.

But some are saying this doesn’t add up.

According to ClimateWorks, Australia needs to double its emission-reduction progress to achieve the 26 to 28% target by 2030.

Former One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts says the new Coalition should follow Trump’s lead and walk away from the agreement.

“They’re wanting to put the UN ahead of us.”

“The crazy thing is these are aspiration goals and other countries aren’t even complying with them. What Morrison is doing is he is going to legislate that we will comply with Paris. It’s no longer voluntary for us, it’ll be compulsory.”

“It’s gutless. We know the majority of Liberals are against it. But only a few brave people like Tony Abbott and Craig Kelly speak up about it.”

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Luke Grant
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