Australia Covid news live update: federal cabinet to debate net zero target; NSW, Victoria and ACT vaccination rates surge

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ABC radio host Fran Kelly is not copping McKenzie’s politicking this morning.

McKenzie:

We represent the poorest of marginalised people in the country, out of sight out of mind, outside of big business out of sight of [Greens leader] Adam Bant.

Big Business! Big businesses?! The mining companies are out the in regions. What are you saying?

We have been out of sight out of mind of the Greens, the Labor Party, big business. The National Party has done our job over the last decade. And all we’re asking is that we are respected, as the second party of government

We’ve actually been able to avoid very bad outcomes for our country and our communities.

We don’t have a carbon tax*, the big emitters like India and China are now going to be included in that global infrastructure. And we now have a framework, where countries like Australia can put forward plans to reduce emissions that are in our national interest.

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