Net zero plan ‘gambles people’s livelihoods’ on unproven technologies

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he does not think it is smart to “gamble people’s livelihoods” on unproven technologies in an attempt to reach net zero by 2050.

It comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially committed Australia to a net zero emissions by 2050 target following an agreement with the Nationals.

“It’s pretty clear here that the plan announced today is reliant on lots of things that we don’t have now,” Mr Canavan told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“My worry here is we’re taking on mortgage with a plan that we’ll win the lotto to pay it back.”