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Policy will be a mess until Turnbull sacrifices Coalition's climate goat

Policy will be a mess until Turnbull sacrifices Coalition’s climate goat

Is this really what Malcolm Turnbull signed up for? Short of sacrificing this particular climate goat, he will be obliged to defend the indefensible, the outright rejection of climate science. And Australia will remain a laughing stock.

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Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything

Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything

Tony Abbott has drawn new battle-lines with interviews and an article that is a horror-show of ignorance, bias, conservative ideology and political dogma. Turnbull’s efforts to appease the right wing has gotten him and the Australian economy nowhere.

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Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Federal government has trampled over several key Finkel measures it supposedly has adopted. But as experts plead with Coalition to allow AEMO and Energy Security Board to get on with job, Turnbull may deliver Abbott’s wish, and kill new renewable projects.

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How the far Right have hijacked Australia's energy policy

How the far Right have hijacked Australia’s energy policy

Last week’s speech by NSW energy minister Don Harwin was exactly the sort of thing Malcolm Turnbull used to say about climate and energy policies, before he became master of all he surveyed – apart from his own climate and energy policies.

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Five things we learned about Malcolm's attempts not to be Tony

Five things we learned about Malcolm’s attempts not to be Tony

If the opportunities are so great, the technology so compelling, and the need to act so imperative, why has Malcolm Turnbull put clean energy innovation funds on ice until the mid 2020s? The reality is that Turnbull has to wear Abbott-era policies, but hopefully not Abbott-era swimmers.

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Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a Tony Turnbull. Here’s how to recognise him…

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Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

The new parliament session has begun, and little has changed. Large scale renewables remain at a standstill and the Coalition government is still pushing for the removal of CEFC, ARENA, and the Climate Change Authority. Has anything changed under Malcolm Turnbull?

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Abbott’s Green Army beats a retreat under Turnbull’s command

Abbott’s Green Army beats a retreat under Turnbull’s command

In Malcolm Turnbull’s latest effort to distance his government from the climate policies of his predecessor, Tony Abbott’s Green Army has been slashed.

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There is one thing the Coalition can do for climate change that Labor cannot

There is one thing the Coalition can do for climate change that Labor cannot

Strangely, the one government that can move to depoliticise climate is the Coalition.

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Abbott refused free solar panels, but Turnbull has already bought his

Abbott refused free solar panels, but Turnbull has already bought his

Tony Abbott rejected rooftop solar as too expensive to clean and a security risk. New PM Malcolm Turnbull already has solar, but will he say it is good for humanity?

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Graph of the Day: Big carbon cuts will not pull down economy

Graph of the Day: Big carbon cuts will not pull down economy

Graphs compare economic growth under 26% emissions reduction target by 2030, and 45%. Can you spot the difference?