Senate debates

Monday, 14 October 2019


Bylong Valley Coalmine

3:41 pm

Photo of Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

Referring to paragraph (a)(ii), today is day 35 since I challenged the Greens leader, Senator Di Natale, to a debate on climate science and on the corruption of climate science. He has failed to respond. It is day 35 since I challenged Senator Di Natale to provide the empirical scientific data showing that carbon dioxide from human activity affects climate and needs to be cut. Again, he has failed to respond. There is no scientific justification for paragraph (a)(ii), so we cannot support this motion. One Nation is committed to restoring Australia's productive capacity. This includes providing all Australians with low-cost electricity to drive growth. Coal does that, and our country has many coal deposits. Restoring Australia's productive capacity includes ensuring a strong agricultural sector, feeding Australians and feeding the world. The Bylong Valley shows how a local community can develop this beautiful country into a food source while caring for the environment. One Nation is on record for putting agricultural land use ahead of coalmining.


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