Nats make Scott Morrison wait for permission to attend the Glasgow summit

If Scott Morrison ever felt indebted to the National Party coalition keeping him in power it would be at its zenith about now

Scantily clad protesters in Paris, London, and New York that want four crocodile farms in the Northern Territory closed down could very easily turn their attention to Scott Morrison attending the Glasgow Summit – or not

It’s simple and it’s their call, the Nats will either allow Scott Morrison to attend the Glasgow climate change summit, or not. A green card will mean go, while a red card from the Nats will mean stay home – for those of you that follow soccer.

Seen as one of the most important world leader meeting for some time, the Glasgow summit on climate change will ask Australia to decide on a massive shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and in the process reduce carbon emissions to a net zero target by 2050.

But with more to lose than most countries, at stake are a hundred billion dollars of future coal and gas sales that we were expecting to export into the future. Possible restrictions on some agriculture produce moving forward that does not currently meet developed country standards with its growing process of exposure to noxious exhaust emissions.

There is a lot at stake, a mind-set change would be required if we sign-up to the deal.

There’s also that elephant in the room that loves to watch our every move, China who along with India and Russia account for about 40% of the world’s emissions, while Australia only adds 1% to that tally each year.

Take all these points into consideration and you are left with a stalemate position that the Nats have adopted, why should Australia take a hit on income when it is not known whether the biggest polluters will even attempt to put a dent in their 40% worth of destructive emissions.

But for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to attend, he needs the support of the Nationals who’ve been meeting over the weekend, and again this morning.

This is where we stand at this moment in time, spokesperson on this issue and Deputy Leader of the Nationals David Littleproud had this to say.

“Well, there is no agreement. There’s still more work for us to do and to understand. Obviously, this is a very complex issue and to expect our party room to come to a decision just after four hours of negotiations and conversation would be a little presumptuous. So, we’re going to take our time.

“We’re going to make sure we get this right and we understand it properly and bring the collective together to understand how we can protect regional and rural Australia. It’s as simple as that. We’re built- we’re still pragmatic, we’re still going to work through the issue, but we’re not going to be rushed into it.”

Asked when’s the next meeting, David Littleproud replied, “Well, we meet every Monday morning as we just have, so we’ll continue. We’ll come back, we’ll have a sleep tonight and have a feed and get back into it tomorrow and continue to work, but it’ll take as long as it takes.

And when asked if the Nats will give the Prime Minister an answer before Glasgow, David Littleproud added, “Oh, that’ll depend on the party room. The only decision that will be made by our party room is when we get to that agreement. And if that takes a week, that takes two weeks, they take two months, well, that’s how the National Party will roll.

The Nats may or may not realise, or perhaps more to the point care, that the world is watching. From the image above you can see scantily clad young women that are almost prepared to reveal all, with the hope of drawing attention to a country that is still proud to be run by middle aged white man. Not something that sits well with current world society views and the level of transparency demanded by informed consumers.

The scantily clad girls actually have a few issues with the way Australia is run. But for now at least their protest is focussed on crocodile farming in the Northern Territory, and their angst is making a point about killing crocodiles and using their skin in the fashion industry.

This is not good timing, as the Federal government has committed more than with $3.1 billion already to 26 projects aimed at making the Northern Territory a mecca of farm production that can become a centre point for Aussie farming on the world stage.

Government grants has seen a massive escalation into making the far north a viable food bowl for world exports.

But will it all backfire over crocodile handbags made by fashion icon Hermes, sold for a small fortune and dare I say the ugliest fashion texture ever perpetrated on a silly aficionado factor of fashion.

Along with Leopard skin textures for tights and jumpsuits, crocodile skin fashion highlights a bizarre taste that borders on our return to being clothed to suit cave living, but that being said, Hermes has no trouble in getting upwards of AU$50,000 for a Birkin bag with crocodile iterations.

Hermès stores are the subject of ongoing international protests held by PETA affiliates in Paris, London, and New York to rid fashion of crocodile skin – see their ongoing protests at the PETA.org.au or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram

Four farms in the Northern Territory are the subject of the international protests held by PETA affiliates in Paris, London, and New York. The protests come after new footage provided to Kindness Project by Farm Transparency Project revealed the appalling conditions endured by Australian saltwater crocodiles held captive on the farms owned by luxury French fashion house Hermès and its suppliers.

The investigation reveals crocodiles confined to cramped cages or tiny concrete pits filled with filthy water before being electrocuted, dragged, and mutilated – while some are still fully conscious.

“These images look like they are straight out of a horror film and remind us of what we already know: the exotic-skins industry is a bloody and cruel business,” says PETA Campaigns Advisor Mimi Bekhechi.

“PETA reiterates its call for Hermès to join the many designers who are turning away from animal skins in favour of innovative, ethical, and sustainable materials for which no one has endured horrific living conditions and a violent death.”

As Kindness Project notes, “Australia accounts for 60% of the global trade of crocodile skins, two thirds of that comes from the Northern Territory, where this footage was captured.” It adds that despite having a natural life expectancy of 70 years, crocodiles used for fashion are violently slaughtered when they’re only 2 to 3 years old and up to four crocodiles are killed to make just one Hermès Birkin bag.

The Federal government could easily take this protest opportunity to rid the world of crocodile texture in fashion, and stop the crocodile slaughter in the NT, all based around something that Australians are known for, it’s called doing the right thing.

But the issue of Scott Morrison being allowed to attend the Glasgow Summit rests with a posse of 21 Nats, and that outcome is far less certain.