Senate debates

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Questions without Notice

Energy

2:21 pm

Photo of Fiona NashFiona Nash (NSW, National Party, Deputy Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

Indeed, I am. This coalition has a very clear vision and plan to secure and protect Australia's energy future. What are those opposite doing with their alternative plans? Previously, they had offered us a carbon tax. Who could forget their carbon tax increasing the price of power—their job-destroying, economy-wrecking carbon tax? What do they offer now? They offer a 50 per cent renewable energy target—an offer that puts at risk energy security, energy supply and energy affordability. And how much power, colleagues, did we see in the Labor state of South Australia under the blackout? You know the word: zero; zero power in South Australia. Those opposite have an absolute failed policy when it comes to energy: a 50 per cent RET. It is this side of the chamber that is going to provide affordable, reliable energy in the future. (Time expired)

Comments

Tibor Majlath
Posted on 1 Apr 2017 5:21 pm (Report this comment)

Remarkable how closely guarded was the Coalition's Snowy 2.0 project.

We only heard of it the day it was announced as part of the Coalition's very clear vision and plan to secure and protect Australia's energy future.

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