Senate debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Questions without Notice


4:20 pm

Photo of Don FarrellDon Farrell (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Trade and Tourism) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Cox for her first supplementary question. The reality is that this government, the Albanese Labor government, is moving towards net zero. We have a policy of achieving net zero by 2050. But there is a long time between right now and getting to that point in time. One of the things that is absolutely vital is that we keep the lights on, that we keep industry going, and we keep people jobs until we can make the transition.

I talked in one of my earlier answers about the fact that we are supporting the development of the extraction and processing of rare earths and critical minerals in the Northern Territory. We are doing that because the long-term future— (Time expired)


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