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Following a fortnight of kicking and screaming, the Nationals have finally agreed to back Australia’s push to reach Net-Zero.
After having to log more hours in a two-week period than they’ve ever had to before, the Nationals have given Scotty the thumbs to head to Glasgow.
Despite that approval, the party who spent more time claiming to represent the regions than actually representing the regions, have refused to confirm what it is they are going to request from the Liberals.
It’s believed an extra Minister’s role could be on the cards, in an example of the ego-driven agendas that motivate the National party.
For now though, they remain tight-lipped on whether they are actually going to push the government to offer incentives to primary producers and regional Australians rather than billionaire energy barons.
While we wait on those details, it has been proposed that maybe the Nationals could spend a fraction of their time on advocating for rural meat-workers in Queensland.
Namely Nades Murugappan, the father of the Biloela family who worked at the local abattoir before the family’s door was kicked in at the crack of dawn and they were taken into seemingly indefinite detention.
Three members of the family were recently given a 12-month bridging visa, allowing them to stay in Australia, but only in community detention in Perth, taking the costs associated with locking them up to nearly 50 million bucks.
The expensive situation that could be solved by a single signature from the Immigration Minister continues to roll on, with the government hoping that everyone just forgets about the state-sanctioned torture when the issue pops up again in the middle of next year.
Given the guiding principles of the National Party and their ‘commitment to working for regional Australians,’ it’s been requested that maybe they spend a bit of time kicking up a stink about the Murugappan family and the awful treatment they’ve received.
However, given the kids of National Party figures who masquerade as advisors have told them there isn’t votes in the issue, and the likes of Gina aren’t interested in them, it seems as though little may be done about the situation.
Ken O’Dowd the local member who has spent the last few years tirelessly fighting for more government subsidised coal power stations, said he’d maybe think about getting to it next month.
“It’s been a hard slog advocating for the mining sector, and I’m not sure how much steam I’ve got left in me,” said the retiring MP who has interests in BHP, Woodside, Rio Tinto and Caltex.
“What’s in it for me?”