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Malcolm Turnbull's energy crisis 'unacceptable and unsustainable"



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THE HON MARK BUTLER MP

SHADOW MINISTER CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

MEMBER FOR PORT ADELAIDE

MALCOLM TURNBULL’S ENERGY CRISIS “UNACCEPTABLE AND

UNSUSTAINABLE”

Australian households and businesses have endured Malcolm Turnbull’s energy

crisis, which has resulted in skyrocketing electricity and gas prices.

Now the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called

Malcolm Turnbull’s electricity sector mess “unacceptable and unsustainable.”

Under Malcolm Turnbull, households have seen their energy bills rise by up to

$630 just in the past year.

The ACCC report is the culmination of Malcolm Turnbull’s failures to produce an

energy policy that his party room will allow him to tick off on.

Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have the strength to tackle reforming the national

electricity market, like the ACCC recommends, he can’t even get his own policy

through his Party Room.

The Coalition is too divided to put in place the policy certainty needed for

investment - which has been a key driver of higher power prices.

Labor will study the ACCC’s recommendations but what is clear is that Malcolm

Turnbull has had two years to bring an end to his energy crisis and, in the

meantime, Australian households and businesses have been left to pay up for his

mess.

Only Labor has a vision to end the energy crisis and transition to a clean energy

future, it’s time Malcolm Turnbull got out of the way.

WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY 2018

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