Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) chats to the Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls at the Liberal National Party (LNP) state conference in Brisbane, Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) chats to the Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls at the Liberal National Party (LNP) state conference in Brisbane, Saturday, July 15, 2017. AAP Image - Dan Peled

LNP backs out of climate change and ABC pledges

QUEENSLAND'S Liberal National Party state convention has narrowly voted down a resolution formally calling on the federal government to back out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Delegates debated the controversial resolution at the beginning of the final day of the meeting in Brisbane, after previously endorsing a motion to urge a future LNP state government to support the coal industry.

It was argued that if the resolution was passed it would put pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and withdraw from the global pact, a move which is supported by some on his backbench.

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