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Malcolm Turnbull blasts government’s ‘right-wing’ over energy policy sabotage

Malcolm Turnbull blasts government’s ‘right-wing’ over energy policy sabotage, SBS 7 Dec 2020 Malcolm Turnbull had harsh words for some in the Morrison government, the media and the coal lobby. SBS

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blasted the “right wing” of the Morrison federal government for bringing down his signature energy policy, calling for it to be “reinstated now”.

On Monday, a Twitter user challenged Mr Turnbull for only “calling for coherent energy policies now [he’s] out of government”

The former PM responded by defending his proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which faced opposition in government ranks and was later ditched.

“The National Energy Guarantee was a coherent integration of climate and energy policy,” he tweeted.

“It was sabotaged by the right-wing of the Coalition and their supporters in the media and coal lobby and finally abandoned by Morrison Government. It should be reinstated now.”

The policy was intended to deal with rising energy prices as well as cutting emissions.

Mr Turnbull was later dumped as the leader and his successor Scott Morrison announced the NEG “is dead”……

January 7, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, politics

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