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Energy Minister stands by coal amid net zero target

Ben Fordham
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Energy Minister Angus Taylor has reiterated his support for coal communities after the Prime Minister indicated Australia is moving towards an emissions target of net zero by 2050.

Meanwhile, Deputy Premier John Barilaro is promising a future fund to support coal towns.

Mr Taylor told Ben Fordham the federal government wants to bring down emissions while supporting existing industries.

“We want to strengthen those coal communities, not weaken them.”

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