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Australian jobs more important than net zero, Nationals minister says

Resources minister pushes back against , who has made the case for signing up to 2050 target

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The federal resources minister, Keith Pitt, has pushed back against Josh Frydenberg after the treasurer made the case for the government signing up to net , declaring resources industry were more important than “demands from foreign countries or the United Nations”.

The Queensland National told Guardian Australia anyone could front-run the government’s internal deliberations on ahead of the summit in Glasgow but “there’s currently no proposal nor agreement”.

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