The government prepares to release its energy security policy, but faces further opposition from Labor, gets more bad news in the polls and has one eye on the high court. Join us as we update you through the day
Finance minister Mathias Cormannhas blasted Labor for ruling out bipartisanship on energy policy when it hasn’t even seen the Turnbull government’s alternative to a clean energy target.
Cormann told Radio National that Labor climate change spokesman, Mark Butler, was “incredibly reckless and irresponsible” in his comments on Sunday, and accused him of “getting way ahead of himself”.
“It’s always dangerous to lock yourself in before you’ve seen what is on the table. The government will put forward a policy framework that is in the national interest … focused on bringing down the cost of electricity, that is focused on improving reliability of energy supplies, on making sure Australia can continue to meet our emissions reduction targets.
It’s only been a month since the last parliament sitting, but for many MPs, it feels like a lifetime.
But, as always in politics, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And on that point, we are picking back up where we left off, with energy the buzzword on everyone’s lips.
The change in net satisfaction is one to watch. This was outside the margin of error. https://t.co/IpRWs10EzM