Sunday, July 16, 2017

LNP members vote down call to pull out of Paris Climate Accord at Queensland convention

Queensland Liberal National Party members have steered away from a potentially divisive move against Australia's global climate position, while the party leader also vowed not to be distracted by federal squabbles in the lead up to the next election.

Opposition transport spokesman Andrew
Powell, shadow treasurer Scott Emerson
and deputy leader Deb Frecklington on
stage at the convention.
The party's annual convention voted down a motion calling on the Commonwealth to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, after two former presidents warned against undermining the Prime Minister.
"This motion is really about just putting the knife into the Federal Government," immediate past president Bruce McIver said.

"They've agreed on it on our behalf, and I think if we don't believe we should vote this down today, we are doing them an injustice.”

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