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?”