Australia is on track to meet its 2030 Paris climate targets without resorting to carryover credits, with the aid of the recently-announced technology roadmap, according to projections to be released on Thursday.
The Morrison government will tell its refocused clean energy agencies and the clean energy regulator to give priority to investment in five low emissions technologies and report how they are accelerating them.
The Morrison government has threatened to use Snowy Hydro to build a gas generator in the Hunter Valley if the electricity sector fails to fill the gap left by the scheduled closure of the Liddell power plant in 2023.
This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the senate vote to set up a system of committees to scrutinise government. In a time where question time is frequently farcical, such a system is essential.
The final parliamentary week for the year finished on a strange note with Angus Taylor's dispute with an American writer. On the policy front, the medevac repeal went through and cuts to the public service were announced.