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Serious about renewables
25 July 2017 , Progress Leader
It may be an inconvenient truth for some but the Turnbull Government has overseen record levels of investment in renewables (“Is Australia doing enough to help the environment?”, Conversations, Progress Leader, 18 July). In ...
Marine park plan a win for all
25 July 2017 , The West Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The Commonwealth Director of National Parks has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Covering more than 3.3 million sqkm, an area bigger than the size of India, the ...
COAG Energy Council turned around the Australian energy ship
17 July 2017 , The Australian Financial Review , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Last Friday's COAG Energy Council meeting in Brisbane will be remembered – in the words of the Australian Energy Market Operator's chairman Tony Marxsen – as "the one where the energy ship turned around". The ...
Power to ease energy crisis rests with the states
10 July 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Federal, state and territory energy ministers meet this week in Brisbane under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments’ Energy Council.This meeting comes at a critical time for the Australian energy market following the ...
Lady Anna Cowen's My Vice-Regal Life: diary of a true partner in public life
7 July 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The inscription to Zelman Cowen’s autobiography A Public Life says it all: “To Anne”. He knew that for all he achieved in public life, none of it would have been possible without the support of ...
Power to the people who need a fairer deal
1 June 2017 , Daily Telegraph, Sydney
MORE than seven million people in NSW and the ACT could see their electricity bills increase by more than $100 a year. It is the result of an obscure, little known process called Limited Merits Review (LMR).  ...
We cannot hit the Paris target without carbon capture and storage
31 May 2017 , Australian Financial Review
In 2011 there was a political fix. The Greens would support legislation establishing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in return for Labor agreeing to explicit provisions in the Act preventing the CEFC from funding "prohibited technology" defined as ...
Maccabiah Games 2017: Australian Team Farewell
21 May 2017 , Australian Jewish News , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
I remember it like yesterday, July 14 1997, it was early evening; there was buzz like no other. The Australian team assembled outside of Ramat Gan Stadium as we prepared to march in the opening ...
Time for action on sharks
20 May 2017 , Weekend West, Perth
The sanctity of human life comes before all else. This is why the loss over the last 17 years of 15 innocent souls to shark attacks in Western Australia is unacceptable. It is a fatality ...
John Howard is right: recklessness and states’ gas bans fed energy crisis
15 May 2017 , The Australian
Australia’s second longest serving prime minister and my old boss, John Winston Howard, said last week that the looming energy crisis had been a major policy failure of the first order. He is right. How ...
Record renewable investment growth puts RET in sight
3 May 2017 , Australian Financial Review
Today the Clean Energy Regulator has released its 2016 report detailing Australia's progress towards achieving its 2020 renewable energy target.The report is very good news.Large-scale renewable energy investment in 2016 was at a record high, ...
A new chapter in our relationship
28 April 2017 , The Australian Jewish News
LAST week I arrived in Israel direct from Hong Kong. Barely a month old, this new flight route saw a plane full of business people eager to seize the opportunities presented by what is now ...
Food waste a serious environmental problem
12 April 2017 , The Australian
In the environment and energy portfolio, issues such as the gas crisis, South Australia’s blackout and bleaching events across the Great Barrier Reef have grabbed the headlines.Another environmental issue that may not be as prominent ...
The ACCC review is trying to get a better deal for electricity consumers
28 March 2017 , Australian Financial Review
The ACCC review is trying to get a better deal for electricity consumers The price of electricity is the product of a complex equation. Generation, transmission, distribution, retail and renewable energy schemes all play their ...
Labor refuses to face up to its gas problem
16 March 2017 , Herald Sun
VICTORIANS rely on gas more than any other state. It provides energy for heating and cooking in more than 80 per cent of Victorian households, underpins many of the 300,000 jobs in Victoria’s manufacturing sector ...
The State of the Environment Report shows progress made but much work to do
7 March 2017 , The Guardian
First established in 1996 and occurring every five years, the Government of the day releases a State of the Environment Report. It is prepared by independent authors and provides a report card across ...
Embarrassed Labor lost as state grinds to a half
13 February 2017 , The Australian
The Labor Party has misled the Australian people. Following the blackout last Wednesday in South Australia, the fourth in as many months, Labor has made four excuses for why the latest outage occurred. None ...
It’s time Labor came clean on cost of renewables
20 January 2017 , The Australian
Opposition climate change spokesman Mark Butler hit the airwaves this week as part of a campaign to alleviate the public’s growing concerns about Labor’s energy policy.But despite endless opportunities to do so, he would not ...
The states' charge into renewables brings policy chaos
19 January 2017 , Australian Financial Review
Energy policy in Australia is an amalgam of state and federal responsibilities.State governments have historically owned the generation, distribution, transmission and retail assets with the Commonwealth only since the late 1990s, with the creation of ...
States must unlock gas reserves to help lower prices
12 January 2017 , The Australian
Just before Christmas I met a delegation of food manufacturers who had operations across regional Australia.Between them, they employed almost 10,000 workers and they included some of the biggest names from the dairy, vegetable and ...


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