Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Questions without Notice


2:20 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Di Natale is clearly ignoring the elements of the AEMO report that make it clear that were the scheduled closure of Liddell in 2022 to go ahead there would be a supply shortfall. When there is a supply shortfall, the consequences for households and businesses are real. Our government is working on the delivery of Snowy 2.0, which can provide reliable energy into the system. But that will take time. It's important that, in delivering these things, we keep maximum reliability in the system, which is where extending the life of something like Liddell—


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