Liberal Party Federal Vice-President Teena McQueen says Prime Minister Scott Morrison has to walk a “very fine line” when it comes to emissions reduction targets.
This comes as Australia remains under pressure from other nations to sign up to net-zero emissions by 2050.
“I think we’ve got to have policies that generally suit a lot of electorates, not just single electorates like Wentworth and some other left dominated electorates,” Ms McQueen told Sky News host Paul Murray.
“We’ve got to be very careful because it’s those marginal seats in the western suburbs and particularly in the Hunter that we need to either maintain or win.
“So, this is going to be very tricky for the prime minister. We can’t upset our miners and the Hunter Valley and we really don’t want to annoy those in Wentworth.”