Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions without Notice


2:23 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

Australia has a proud record of meeting its international emissions reduction targets. We met and, indeed, exceeded our emissions reduction targets under the Kyoto protocol. We are committed, and we believe we will equally meet our emissions reduction targets that were agreed in Paris. In fact, exporting more high-quality Australian coal and displacing dirtier coal from other sources will actually help to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. I just remind Senator Di Natale that our second biggest export earner nationally is the sale and export of coal. The Australian government absolutely remains committed to continuing to support the very important coal production and export sector in Australia, particularly when it can supply— (Time expired)


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