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Dutton says Coalition will not set 2030 climate target before next election

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The Coalition will not offer a 2030 climate target ahead of the next federal election, according to Peter Dutton.

On Saturday, the opposition leader said he would campaign against Labor’s legislated target to reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030, arguing it was not achievable.

The Coalition’s energy spokesperson Ted O’Brien then said the Coalition would put forward its own alternative “in due course”.

But on Tuesday, Mr Dutton clarified that the Coalition would not set an alternative target from opposition.

“In terms of the targets or otherwise, we’ll make those decisions when we’re in government,” he said.

“We’ll look at the prevailing economic conditions after the next election and we’ll make announcements in due course.”

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