The Prime Minister is facing an uphill battle to get all the states to support his new energy plan. It’s also under fire from the Opposition.
Naveen Razik reports.
The Prime Minister took to the airwaves this morning to begin the hard sell, a very repetitive sell.
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister: “This is a game changer, This is a game changer, This is a game changer.”
The Coalition’s revamped energy policy promises consistent power supply and savings of up to $115 a year for every household from 2020.
Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy: “It’s the written advice from the Australian Energy Market Commission, based on the analysis they’ve done today.”
That claim hasn’t persuaded the opposition, who says the government hasn’t done the numbers.
Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer: “There’s no modelling, we’ve got no guarantee.”
The Energy Target and clean energy subsidies has been replaced by a so-called National Energy Guarantee.
But it’s seen as a move to appease Tony Abbott and the conservative wing of the coalition.
The new pitch has fallen flat with state Labor Governments.
Nevertheless the Prime Minister is not backing down.
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister: “They’ve given us the advice, why don’t we listen to it and follow it.”
He’s hoping to have a deal in place next month.
Naveen Razik, QUT News.