Senate debates

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Statements by Senators

Climate Change, Morrison Government

1:59 pm

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (WA, Deputy-President) Share this | Hansard source

Here we are, a day closer to COP26, and there is more disarray from the government. We still don't have a policy. If Mr Morrison thinks it's okay for him to get a policy by the end of this week and front up in Glasgow the following week with a policy where the ink is barely dry and that is believable by all the other countries who've had solid policy for years, he is kidding himself. We are now an embarrassment across the world. We've got cabinet ministers—Senator McKenzie in here and Mr Keith Pitt—denying and not agreeing to the policy that apparently they looked at on Sunday and are continuing to look at.

It is not good enough. Yesterday, in question time, the Nationals senators tried to distance themselves from the Morrison government. You're all the government, and you're an embarrassment now to Australia and the rest of the world.


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