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Now that Shorten has released the energy policy this week, the. Coalition is reaching back into the past for lines and fears. Ben Rushton/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Labor’s energy policy is savvy – now is it scare-proof?

Labor's promise to subsidise batteries for households quickly became, in government parlance, “pink batts to pink batteries” – seeking to trigger memories of Rudd's policy that cost several lives.
The government is now firmly focused on lowering household power bills. AAP Image/Julian Smith

Capping electricity prices: a quick fix with hidden risks

Australians are angry about electricity prices and both the federal government and opposition are proposing to cap them. Will this approach work, and what are the risks?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg have been forced to back down on plans to legislate emissions reductions for the electricity sector. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

The too hard basket: a short history of Australia’s aborted climate policies

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
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.’ Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull beats Abbott over NEG, now Frydenberg has to win Victoria

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. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

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.

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