The long-awaited review has pinpointed key flaw’s in Labor’s strategy leading up to the 2019 federal election, including a cluttered policy agenda and an unpopular leader.
On Q&A, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said South Australia’s high electricity prices were “the consequence” of Jay Weatherill’s renewable energy policies. Is that right?
The end of Jay Weatherill’s government has removed a significant obstacle to progress on the federal National Energy Guarantee – even though we don’t yet know what the full policy will look like.
‘Super Saturday’ had positive spin-offs for both federal leaders, but substantially more for Bill Shorten than Malcolm Turnbull.
While Labor lost in South Australia it was far from a disaster, and new Liberal premier Steven Marshall will need to move quickly to ensure he does not test voters’ patience.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Lawrence Pratchett about this weekend’s elections.
Much is in play for South Australia in this weekend’s state election – politically and economically.
SA Liberal Party leader Steven Marshall said that state Labor policy had left South Australians with ‘the highest energy prices in Australia’ and ‘the least reliable grid’. Is that right?
While many soft voters didn’t think Labor deserved re-election, they were hesitant about the Liberals under Steven Marshall.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Politics podcast: the “X factor” in the South Australian election.
Labor is pitching for a fifth term in South Australia.
Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best slumps while Labor fights the ‘It’s time’ factor in the lead-up to the South Australian election.
Two decades ago, the then SA premier, John Olsen, defied a campaign promise and announced plans to privatise the state’s electricity industry. It’s been a high-voltage issue ever since.
Last year was a vicious one for climate and energy politics. And with a South Australian election and various other federal decisions in the offing, 2018 looks like being similarly rancorous.
SA Premier Jay Weatherill has announced a Royal Commission into breaches of the Murray Darling Basin agreement. But will it solve the long running problems with river management?
What a year it’s been for fans of energy politics. And 12 months after the blackout, the policy heat is still being generated.
A local council goes for hydrogen. A state government goes for lithium and mirrors. They are taking punts on technology. What are the risks?
Malcolm Turnbull had the media troop to Talbingo in the Snowy Mountains for Thursday’s big Hydro announcement.
South Australia has unveiled its keenly awaited energy plan, featuring battery storage, a state-owned gas power station, and a thumb of the nose to the federal electricity rules.
South Australia is investing $550 million in a plan to improve the reliability of its electricity. But the side-effect is that the National Electricity Market will now be even harder to run.