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The Australian's Jennifer Oriel says the country gives preferences to renewable industries and green technologies over coal resulting in “unfair competition”. #Credlin

17.9.2019

The Australian's Jennifer Oriel says the country gives preferences to renewable industries and green technologies over coal resulting in “unfair competition”. Credlin

The Australian’s Jennifer Oriel says a there’s a “purist line” that Liberals shouldn’t interfere in the free energy market but noted that Australia’s “highly subsidised green market is not a free market”.\n\nInstead, she said, the country gives preferences to renewable industries and green technologies over coal resulting in “unfair competition”. \n\nMs Oriel said the government “has to act” as it looks like “some serious price gouging is going on” and “has to be corrected”. \n\nImage: Getty\n

The Australian’s Jennifer Oriel says a there’s a “purist line” that Liberals shouldn’t interfere in the free energy market but noted that Australia’s “highly subsidised green market is not a free market”. Instead, she said, the country gives preferences to renewable industries and green technologies over coal resulting in “unfair competition”. Ms Oriel said the government “has to act” as it looks like “some serious price gouging is going on” and “has to be corrected”. Image: Getty

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Whether or not you believe in climate change, we only have a predicted 150 years left of coal reserves. That isn’t a long time... so shouldn’t we be forward thinking? The scarcer it gets, prices will rise unless we invest in innovation. ... but then, predictably, she completely fails to mention the billions in subsidies given to FF industries and technologies.

“unfair competition” Are complaining that it's cheap!? That's unfair? because Coal can't compete with cheaper renewables auspol “unfair competition” .... is when we let one industry pollute our air, our waters and bring about Catastrophic Climate Change and we let tax payers, not the industry pick up the bill. That is unfair... Auspol

Thats untrue. Coal gets billions in diesel subsidies, and pay zero fees for contaminating ground water and using the atmosphere as a rubbish tip. Id sure like to get my fuel paid for while i dig up money, & be able to just dump my household waste in the nearest waterway. Ummm, diesel fuel rebate? Let's add up all the tax dollars spent on coal in Australia over the last hundred years and compare it to renewables shall we.... 🤣

This is just wealth transfer it has nothing to do with green energy! Green energy is a lie and can never be stand alone! For a long time, the government only invested in coal technology and the coal industry. That wasn't fair on the renewable industry. Are you going to whinge about that? What is Sky the one channel army against reform on pollution ?

And she'd be 100% correct!

Govt to reintroduce 'big stick' energy legislation | Sky News AustraliaThe Coalition will reintroduce its ‘big stick’ energy legislation this week as power bills start to fall under tough new pricing laws. \n\nThe laws would enable the federal court to break up and sell the assets of an energy company accused of anti-competitive behaviour. \n\nAfter previously opposing the policy, Labor said it would take another look at the legislation. \n\nOpposition leader Anthony Albanese accused the Coalition of failing to come up with new ideas, saying “the government doesn’t have a plan for an economy that frankly, is in serious strife”. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia Re introduce Coal Power stations problem fixed 😂😂😂😂 My Power prices are up PS: PM Morrison you campaigned to lower power bills by 25%, 2019 election, NOT Happening 2016 Trump said NO to the Paris agreement, Today power cost in the USA 25-30% of what they are in Australia?

'Big stick' legislation to keep energy prices down | Sky News AustraliaEnergy Minister Angus Taylor told Sky News “big energy companies are not being as aggressive as the smaller players on their best market offers” prompting the opportunity to get a better deal and to shop around.\n\nThe government has positioned itself to bring forward its 'big stick' legislation encouraged by the strong response from laws forcing retailers to cut their standard offers and keep their prices low.\n\nAlmost 900,000 customers have begun to benefit after the government imposed the scheme on July 1, according to an ACCC report due to be handed down on Monday.\n\nMr Taylor said “almost a quarter of small businesses are on standing offers”, but there is “very significant competition from the second-tier retailers”.\n\nSome household bills are dropping with savings estimated to be between $130 and $190 annually because “comparisons are possible in a way that wasn’t possible before”, he said.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia Did the LNP Grubberment put that “Big Stick” back up the arse ? ‘A Big Stick is Not an Energy Policy’

Govt green lights family law inquiry | Sky News AustraliaA parliamentary inquiry will be held into Australia's family law system following intense lobbying from One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson.\n\nShe will deputy chair the inquiry which will be led by Liberal MP Kevin Andrews.\n\nThe inquiry will examine the high-cost of lawyer fees and how child support payments are calculated.\n\nMs Hanson has long demanded an overhaul of the family court, arguing the current system is broken.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia What! That it’s like the Criminal Justice System. A plutocracy of corrupt wealth for Justice with biased,discrimination & sitting Illegal Magistrates & Judges forming decisions based on their overlords inside their ouija boards & Fees to be free? Lambie is officially a Green. No doubt about it. Pauline Hanson. Still a massive c*nt.

Berejiklian not 'out of the woods yet' | Sky News AustraliaShooters, Fishers, Farmers Party leader Robert Borsak says NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is “a long way from out of the woods” after narrowly avoiding a spill motion against her.\n \n“Whoever thought back in March that we’d be seeing this going on right now? That there’d be talks of wanting to bring her down?” Mr Borsesak told Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n \n“It’s all a direct flow on, of course, from the abysmally bad way she has handled this abortion bill.” \n \nThe premier spent Monday night locked in crisis talks after Tanya Davies, Matthew Mason-Cox and Lou Amato pledged to “hold her to account” over the contentious abortion bill. \n \nIn August, the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 passed through the NSW lower house 59-31 in a conscience vote.\n \nThe Shooters party is pushing for amendments to the current form of the abortion bill which, in its current form, would allow terminations up to 22 weeks along with later abortions if there is the consent of two doctors.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia Libspill only a matter of time! skynews Arrogant Binchicken lives in a inner city centric bubble

Spike in drowning deaths across Australia | Sky News AustraliaDrowning deaths have surged across Australia, with the number of year-on-year deaths increasing by 10 per cent.\n\nAccording to the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLS) a third of the nation's deaths happen in New South Wales and 80 per cent of those who died between July 2018-June 2019 were men. \n\nRoyal Life Saving Australia’s Adam Weir told Sky News swimmers need to “take responsibility” for themselves before entering the water.\n\n“We need to people to adopt a ‘stop and pause mentality’ when they come into the coast,' he said.\n\n“We have a new initiative about rip current safety called the ‘think line’ where we urge people to take a second before entering the water and stop, look and plan.”\n It is very disappointing to know that you continue to support Alan Jones' comments that a woman should have a sock shoved down her throat or a few backhanders. Will you withdraw your company's ads on 2GB or will you continue to stand by misogyny? New migrants can't swim. Fence beaches,have opal card access.Swimming licences & people registration! Put warnings on swim-ware & increase prices on speedos & bikinis,have swim time curfews & anyone disobeying,faces extreme consequence & violence & shall be locked out for life! aussiefixer how we roll!

Australia should ‘name and shame’ cyber attack perpetrators | Sky News AustraliaThe Australian government should have the confidence to “name and shame” countries that undertake cyber attacks against us, according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Fergus Hanson.\n\nAustralian intelligence agencies have reportedly determined China was responsible for a cyber attack on parliament.\n\nThe attack targeted political parties before the May federal election.\n\nThe Coalition has refused to confirm if China is behind the incident, while Beijing has denied any involvement.\n\nMr Hanson has told Sky News the government is caught “in a halfway house” on this issue.\n\n“We have clearly got someone in a very senior level in government indicating they want the public to know that China was behind this attack, but we are not coming out and officially making the statement that it is China.”

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