‘I haven’t even begun to fight’: Matt Canavan to defy Nationals party room if majority back net zero

‘I haven’t even begun to fight’: Matt Canavan to defy Nationals party room if majority back net zero

Senator ‘deadset’ against 2050 pledge as his Victorian colleague Darren Chester, who supports target, announces break from Nationals

Queensland National Matt Canavan has signalled he is prepared to defy his party room if a majority accepts a commitment to net zero, as his Victorian colleague Darren Chester – who supports an aspirational mid-century target – will take a break from the National party.

Tensions within the junior Coalition partner erupted on Sunday, with Canavan telling Guardian Australia he was just warming up when it came to opposing any net zero by 2050 pledge by the Morrison government, and Chester confirming a hiatus because of profound differences with the current Nationals leadership.

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