Australia Politics: Deputy PM Joyce's policy condemned, the environment at stake for political ambitions

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Australia is the world's highest per capita carbon emitter due to its dependence on coal for electricity, but the country's government has been supportive of the coal industry in this regard. According to him, due to strict action against this industry, the jobs of thousands of people will be at risk.


Zero emissions target by 2050


The country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said in recent months that Australia wants to become a zero-carbon country as soon as possible and it is possible by 2050, but not to use this technology to fulfill political ambitions. should be used.


Joyce won the voting

  • The country's former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has once again become the leader of the National Party. He was the country's deputy prime minister from 2016 to 2018 but had to resign over relations with a former employee. In the recent voting, he defeated Michael McCormack to become the leader of the National Party.
  • According to tradition, he will also be given the post of Deputy Prime Minister in the Liberal-National Government. Joyce will take oath as the country's deputy prime minister on Tuesday. In the meantime, he said his party would only support an energy policy that would strengthen the government's hold in Australia's regional areas, which depend heavily on the mining of fossil fuels.
  • Speaking to the media in Canberra, Joyce said he wants to have a process where he can move to areas like central Queensland so that his party is in a stronger position in the next election. Joyce's statement like this is a dangerous signal for the Prime Minister's future zero carbon emission plan.
  • Hayden Manning, a professor of political science at Flinders University in South Australia, said Joyce has made it clear that he wants the national party to be independent and there will be no room for a net-zero settlement by 2050. Also, Joyce had said earlier that he was ready to vote against any government law. In which instead of the environment, thousands of jobs will be at risk.