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Monday, 10 September 2018
Page: 8522


Consideration resumed of the motion:

That this House:

(1) recognises the need for households and small businesses to access affordable, reliable energy;

(2) notes that the Government's National Energy Guarantee is recommended by the independent Energy Security Board and that it:

(a) involves no taxes, subsidies or trading schemes;

(b) creates a level playing field that ensures all types of energy are part of Australia's mix;

(c) provides certainty for investors in new and existing power plants; and

(d) reduces price volatility; and

(3) condemns the Opposition's plan to replicate South Australia's 50 per cent renewable energy target, which will mean more subsidies and therefore higher prices