The Turnbull government has been accused of trying to steal credit for a state-backed solar deal by failing to invite the Victorian government to a ceremony with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron.
|Missing out: President of France, Emmanuel Macron, left, |
and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won't have Victorian
officials on their guest list at a Sydney signing.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mr Macron were due to attend the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Neoen, France's biggest renewable energy producer, and Anglo-Australia's Zen Energy at Admiralty House beside Sydney Harbour on Wednesday morning.
Victoria's Labor government has been a big supporter of Neoen in Australia, providing a tender to supply Melbourne's tram network with clean energy that helped underpin the firm's Numurkah Solar Farm near Shepparton in north-eastern Victoria.
Read Peter Hannam’s story from today’s Age - “Victorian government furious as Turnbull 'takes credit' for French solar deal.”