Senate debates

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Questions without Notice

Climate Change

2:17 pm

Photo of Bridget McKenzieBridget McKenzie (Victoria, National Party, Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience) Share this | Hansard source

For 75 years, two political parties have come together to form a very, very strong coalition which has delivered stable, successful government more often than not—

Well, you know what? You say that, but it's a long time since you've been here. It's a long time since you've been here, and it's because the Liberal Party focuses on what they do best and the National Party focuses on what we do best, which is standing up for rural and regional Australia. And that is actually what we're doing here today. Because of that 75 years, and indeed nearly the last decade, we've seen record growth in our mineral exports, we've seen record growth in our agricultural exports, job booms in both these industries and we've seen a 20 per cent decrease in our emissions. Without your ETS, without your carbon tax, we've been driving down emissions and growing jobs. (Time expired)


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