Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
On Thursday night a senior source said Turnbull was considering “heavy- handed intervention” to bring down prices.
If there were enough floor-crossers to sink the package's emissions reduction legislation, that would effectively (though not literally) amount to a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
With Victoria the main obstacle, Frydenberg said: ‘It’s time Daniel Andrews stopped walking both sides of the street and put the interests of Victorians first and the businesses of Victorians first.’
Tuesday's party room mood reflected the sense most Coalition MPs have that to save marginal seats and give the government its best chance of survival, they need to unite behind Turnbull.
Both Abbott and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce have flagged they could cross the floor on the emissions reduction legislation.
The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Abbott and Turnbull over the NEG, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on Monday.
Victorian Energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio said she suggested the longer timetable “during the course of recent weeks”.
Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the NEG suggesting parliament should pass the federal government's emissions reduction legislation ahead of states signing onto the NEG.
We need to plan for electric cars, but at this stage we need incentives - not extra taxes.
Warnings that a tide of electric vehicles will cut Australia's tax income put the cart well before the (low-emissions) horse.
A woman walks past a Mahindra e2o electric car during a media preview in Bengaluru.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Retrofitting older homes to ‘green’ the nation’s housing stock involves much more than installing rooftop solar panels.
While new buildings may be the glamorous eco-home pinups, retrofitting existing homes is the main game when it comes to creating energy-efficient, comfortable housing stock for all Australians.
Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
Some projects shouldn’t be receiving funding from the government. Yet, lack of proper monitoring has caused huge amounts of wasted money.
A review of the Emissions Reduction Fund has found it's performing well – but new research raises serious credibility issues.
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In the push to lower emissions and reduce energy prices, agricultural waste could be Australia's secret weapon.
Emissions from real-life urban driving can be much higher than advertised.
Australian vehicles have been accused of creating more emissions than their manufacturers advertise. But are Australian testing standards up to scratch?
Blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in 2010. The losses produced by polluting companies should cost as ‘negative’ for a country’s growth.
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A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
The Liddell power station in the Hunter Valley near Newcastle.
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Government payments to keep Australia's oldest coal plant running amounts to a carbon subsidy. It's worth looking at the financial – and carbon –
Tonight on the ABC's Catalyst, scientist Tim Flannery asks if seaweed can save the world. It's a bold claim for algae, but seaweed could play a key role in keeping climate change in check.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
Turnbull takes heart from the widespread acceptance that things can’t stay as they are.
To implement an alternative that still effectively puts a price on emissions might – apart from its policy advantages – be seen by Malcolm Turnbull as righting the old wrong done to him by his party.
The government faces a hard internal sell on the Finkel plan, not least to Tony Abbott.
Bedding down an energy security policy based broadly on the Finkel model is now crucial for Malcolm Turnbull. But the issue will also test Tony Abbott’s judgement and influence, in what has long been a…
Australia is falling far behind other countries in improving car pollution. ,
Australia's road emissions have plateaued – last year showed the smallest reduction on record.