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NSW treasurer Matt Kean says federal Nationals ‘can resign from the ministry’ if they don’t back net zero

Kean also took a swipe at MPs supporting nuclear power, saying they are ‘chasing a unicorn’

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The New South Wales treasurer, Matt Kean, says the Nationals will need to decide if they want to resign and “support a Labor government” if they don’t back a federal commitment of carbon by 2050.

The comments come ahead of a critical Nationals party room meeting in Canberra on Sunday afternoon, which will consider the party’s position after it sent a list of demands to the prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Thursday.

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