Monday, 19 June 2017
Questions without Notice
As I said in my answer to your primary question, yes, we do believe in a technology agnostic approach, and our consideration of the Finkel report will be guided by that consideration. That having been said—and as I said in reply to the earlier question of your colleague Senator McAllister—the government at the moment is considering its response at the moment to the Finkel report. The Finkel report was, of course, only received the Friday before last. We have had, as you know, a long discussion in our party room in relation to it. The government will be announcing certain policy measures in response to the Finkel report in the near future. They will be informed, as I have said before, by the three overriding objectives of affordable electricity, secure supply and meeting Australia's international obligations to reduce carbon emissions.