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Money Turnbull Government's energy reform takes next step

01:06  11 august  2018
01:06  11 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Turnbull Government ' s energy policy has taken a step forward, but it must still stagger through a minefield that could yet blow it apart. A crucial meeting of state ministers today agreed to take it to the next stage, if not yet signing up to the deal. They've agreed to further talks after the National Energy

The Turnbull Government was the federal executive government of Australia led by the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull , from 2015 to 2018. It succeeded the Abbott Government , which brought the Coalition to power at the 2013 Australian federal election.

The Turnbull Government’s energy policy has taken another step forward after state ministers agreed to take it to the next stage.

In what will be seen as something of a win for Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, the crucial meeting agreed to the release of the exposure draft of the legislation, and for a phone hook-up after next Tuesday’s meeting of Coalition MPs.

Energy Security Board chair, Kerry Schott, described the outcome as a “great step forward”.

It means the National Energy Guarantee is still alive, leaving the door open to being accepted.

There were fears Labor ministers could have killed if off, and refused to progress, after putting forward demands for changes.

It makes the party meeting critical, as some conservatives threaten to oppose the plan, saying it’s too green, and focuses more on reducing emissions than power prices.

Prime Minister could face leadership challenge before end of year .
One senior Liberal summed it up as: "He's just not one of us."Mr Dutton tweeted his support for Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday but that did not stop backbenchers from calling him to urge that he force a spill.

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