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NSW Liberal Treasurer calling out Morrison's energy crisis



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THE HON MARK BUTLER MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH

NSW LIBERAL TREASURER CALLING OUT MORRISON’S ENERGY CRISIS

New South Wales Liberal Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, has joined the ever growing chorus of

experts, business and industry groups, even the head of the Public Service, pleading for an

end to Scott Morrison’s energy crisis and a return to bipartisan energy policy with the National

Energy Guarantee.

Mr Perrottet reiterated his state’s support for the National Energy Guarantee while warning

energy security is the “biggest challenge of our time”.

Every state and territory, Liberal and Labor alike, want an end to this energy crisis and a return

to the National Energy Guarantee - yet Angus Taylor won’t even set a date for the now long-overdue COAG Energy Council; a meeting that is supposed to happen at a minimum twice

annually but hasn’t occurred since Mr Taylor’s disastrous last meeting in December 2018.

This is the worst energy crisis Australia has seen since the 1970’s and it has resulted in

wholesale power prices rising by 158 per cent since 2015 while reliability risks grow.

Australian households and businesses deserve price relief which only real national energy

policy will deliver but the Prime Minister and Energy Minister are only interested in nuclear

fantasies.

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: LUCY CARUSO 0408 803 428

Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.