MEDIA RELEASE Morrison right to ignore elites’ calls to go all the way with the USA on emissions

Joe Biden’s contested lead in the US Presidential election should not be used as leverage by elites to pressure the Morrison Government to follow his and Kamala Harris’s energy policies.

Advance spokesman Will Jefferies said even Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon is warning of the danger to jobs and energy security if elites are able to further hobble electricity generation.

“Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull’s family net worth is in the hundreds of millions. They don’t feel the pain of job losses in the Hunter Valley or regional Queensland but want these people to pay the price of their virtue signalling. Turnbull and Rudd don’t need jobs and they are comfortable enough to pay for expensive electricity,” Mr Jefferies said.

“Zali Steggall and Adam Bandt are not putting up their hands for windfarms in their trendy inner-city electorates yet they want to penalise the aspirations of Australia’s middle class by going all-the-way with the USA.

“The United Nation’s Paris climate deal simply allows China to get stronger by burning more Australian coal while weakening countries like Australia by taking us off baseload power.

“Energy Minister Angus Taylor is right to hold the line and have Australia chart its own destiny when it comes to energy policy.

“It’s our 2019 ‘climate election’ which rejected Bill Shorten’s radical plans, not the US Presidential election, that matters.”