Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says a deal will not be struck until a detailed plan is shown to the Nationals on getting to net-zero emissions by 2050 and the impact it will have on regional Australia before coming to a conclusion.
Nationals MPs held a virtual party room meeting on Monday to discuss the prospect of net-zero for Australia, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to secure support from the party.
“I think the vast majority of the party room are being pragmatic and want to see the details of the plan before they make a determination; I think that’s the responsible thing to do,” Mr Littleproud told Sky News Australia.
“Regional Australia, footed the bill for much of what’s been achieved in us meeting our international commitments, we want to make sure there’s no more pain.
“But we also take great comfort from what the Prime Minister has said is that the plan has to protect regional Australians and therefore we take him on his words.”