Scott Morrison under pressure to attend COP26 with net zero commitment

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
September 27 2021 - 7:30pm
Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he will never support a net zero emissions plan currently being negotiated by Barnaby Joyce. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Nationals are dragging out internal government negotiations that will let Australia sign up to a net zero by 2050 commitment, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refusing to reveal what terms will win their support.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.