Sky News contributor Caleb Bond says „once again this is an example of mobs like the EU, who seem to be willing to throw their weight around“ as they urge Australia to adopt carbon tariffs.

„We’ve seen what the EU has done to the UK and the rest of the world in terms of vaccine supply, seemingly because they’re so angry AstraZeneca and Oxford were able to come up with their own vaccine,“ he said.

„It is an example of rich wealthy people in the western world dictating to poorer countries that they should not be entitled to any form of cheap energy because it’s bad for the environment and sod you if you live in poverty.

„Every time you’ve got governments or other organisations saying that we cannot export and burn coal around the world, they are consigning millions – if not billions – of people around the world to poverty forever.“