Reports that Prime Minister Scott Morrison will stick with the Paris treaty on emissions is proof that changing leaders has not changed the major parties’ slavish commitment to the international order.
Conservative Party spokesman Lyle Shelton said the best way to bring electricity prices down would be to de-couple our economy from Paris.
“The United States have pulled out. India, China and Russia are not committed. There is no reason why Australia should be harming its economy,” Mr Shelton said.
“The Liberal Party have changed their captain but the crew on the bridge remains the same. Australia’s energy mix can’t be fixed while ever the United Nations dictates our policy,” Mr Shelton said threats of the EU pulling out of a free trade deal with Australia if we didn’t stay in Paris amounted to blackmail.
“Australia is a sovereign nation and the EU should not use threats to keep us tied to its globalist agenda,” Mr Shelton said.
“Labor, the Greens and the Liberals are on a unity ticket when it comes to submitting our national and economic sovereignty to the world order.”
Conservative party senators would be a strong collective voice for putting Australia’s national interest ahead of the United Nations’ interests.