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Andrew Forrest urges Scott Morrison to commit to net zero even if it means splitting Coalition

The mining magnate has been lobbying Nationals ahead of Cop26 and also wants clarity on Australia’s 2030 emissions target

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The mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has advised Scott Morrison to proceed with committing Australia to a net zero emissions target before the Cop26 summit in Glasgow, even if that means splitting the federal Coalition.

Forrest has been personally lobbying Nationals as Morrison attempts to persuade the junior Coalition partner to accept new climate commitments ahead of the Glasgow climate conference.

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