Friday, October 20, 2017

Power play: will the government's new energy policy finally silence Tony Abbott?

As shut-downs go, it could not have been more emphatic. Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg had just presented to the Coalition party room details of the government's long-awaited energy policy.
Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg
whispers to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament. 
Flanked by government officials from the energy market regulators, his presentation, while lacking detail, was well-received. 

Member after member rose to speak on the subject, and while there were some queries, no one was critical of the policy – no small feat considering the enormous heat and hot air that has engulfed the issue over the last decade.

Then, towards the end of the three-hour meeting, Tony Abbott got to his feet.


Read the story in today’s Melbourne Age by Jacqueline Maley and Nick O’Malley - “Power play: will the government's new energy policy finally silence Tony Abbott?

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