Minister for Energy Angus Taylor says the Morrison government’s plan for net zero by 2050 focuses on a technology approach to transition there and focuses on “supporting our farmers”.
“This plan is the right plan; our plan is the right plan for Australia,” Mr Taylor said.
“Now, we understand that there’s a choice here, there’s a choice between on the one hand, technology, and on the other hand, taxes.
“Now, the last time those opposite were in government, they imposed a tax, a carbon tax on all Australian manufacturing, on all Australians indeed and we saw one in eight jobs in manufacturing lost when they were in government.
“Those opposite don’t even have targets, let alone a plan when it comes to 2030; the only plan that Labor knows is how to destroy jobs, how to destroy manufacturing in this country.
“We understand the need for strong economic plan to reduce emissions and provide jobs for all Australians.”