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Nationals agree to net-zero target by 2050 despite Barnaby Joyce’s opposition

Agreement is conditional on cabinet submission reflecting negotiations between and Joyce, who refused to reveal if he supported the target

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Nationals MPs have agreed to sign up to a target by 2050, despite the opposition of leader , in exchange for a transition package and an extra cabinet position.

In a two-hour long partyroom meeting on Sunday, Joyce said the party had agreed to a “process” to support the net zero target, dependent on cabinet signing off on a package that would protect regional economies.

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