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Aussies want politicians to pause net zero

Michael McLaren

Clinton Maynard is joined by Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, about their new poll that reinforces that a majority of Australians want politicians to scrap net zero to secure energy supplies and avoid blackouts.

“Australia’s deepening energy crisis of chronic supply shortages and skyrocketing prices is a direct and immediate result of the policy of net zero emission by 2050, and Australian’s want to hit the pause button,” said Mr Rozner.

The poll of 1,001 Australians undertaken in June for the IPA, asked respondents whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “Australia should pause its commitment to the policy of net zero emissions by 2050, as the UK has done, until we have enough energy supplies to avoid blackouts.”

  • 61% Agree
  • 22% Neither agree nor disagree
  • 17% Disagree

“Real Australians are growing increasingly uneasy with net zero as our energy crisis deepens and their power bills continue to skyrocket. That is why there needs to be a proper debate about how net zero is going to impact real Australians and their cost of living.”

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