David Littleproud says states should compensate farmers for past emissions reductions

David Littleproud says states should compensate farmers for past emissions reductions

Federal agriculture minister wants states to ‘kick the tin’ to farmers over historical land clearing laws as Coalition negotiations on climate policy intensify

The federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud, has rejected demands from farmers for compensation for emissions reductions agreed more than two decades ago, saying the states should be responsible for compensating farmers over land clearing laws.

His comments came as internal negotiations intensified over the Morrison government’s climate policy ahead of the Cop26 in Glasgow with the National party meeting to discuss its position.

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