Government poked in eye by States on NEG

Published: Comments:
Australian Government Climate Change Energy & Water Environment Political Queensland Government

Social:   

Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has welcomed the refusal by the State governments to support the National Energy Guarantee today.

Mr Bandt said the Greens would also continue with a motion in the Senate to force the release of the full NEG modelling ahead of the Coalition Party room.

“The State Premiers are hopefully realising the NEG is a dud,” said Mr Bandt.

“The ball is now in the Turnbull government’s court. The Liberals now need to go back to the drawing board and abandon their plans to prop up coal and halt the clean energy boom.

“It will be untenable for Victoria and the other states to sign on if the government goes ahead with its plan for a coal slush fund, as floated by the ACCC.

“Daniel Andrews will be crucified at the next election in inner Melbourne if he agrees to a NEG package that includes money for coal but not renewables.

“The Premiers will betray their States if they fail to stare down the government and kill off the government’s renewable-destroying NEG plan.”

 
The Australian Greens :
23/85 Northbourne Avenue Turner ACT., Australia Wide
The Australian Greens
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Ignorant and rude slur: Environment Minister insults our Pacific neighbours 17 October 2018 | Environment Minister Melissa Price's slur against a respected leader and advocate for the planet shows she is not only out of line, but she is out of her depth. More information...
Labor and Coalition back corporate power over community rights 17 October 2018 | The Morrison Government and the Labor Party have thrown Australia under the bus in teaming up to pass the dodgy Trans-Pacific Partnership today, giving big corporations more power than elected Governments. More information...
ABC political interference will be investigated 16 October 2018 | The Australian Greens have welcomed the Senate's support in establishing an inquiry into the ABC, which will investigate recent instances of political interference and the undermining of the broadcaster's indep... More information...
The cruelty must end, let’s get #KidsOffNauru 16 October 2018 | Children and their families languishing on Nauru must be brought to Australia to receive the care they need, Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young says. More information...
Senate must work together to clear the air on ABC interference 15 October 2018 | The cloud that hangs over the independence of the ABC has come no closer to being cleared following the release of the Government's departmental review today. More information...
It’s not too late to defeat the TPP, Labor 15 October 2018 | The Australian Greens are calling on the Labor Party to dump its support of the dodgy TPP ahead of the debate in the Senate today. More information...
Acting ABC chair will not solve governance problems 28 September 2018 | The Government's ABC acting chair appointment is not going to give the broadcaster the fresh start it needs, the Greens say. More information...
ABC board needs a reset 27 September 2018 | The ABC needs a fresh start to move past this horror week for the board dogged by continued allegations of political interference, the Greens say. More information...
Greens to seek urgent inquiry into ABC Board political interference 26 September 2018 | The Australian Greens are calling for an urgent senate hearing with the ABC board to investigate political interference with staffing and reporting at the broadcaster. More information...
Milne must go 26 September 2018 | Justin Milne has proven he cannot be trusted as the chair of our public broadcaster and must stand down, the Greens say. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service