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Christopher Pyne (left) and Steve Ciobo are set to announce they will not contest their seats at the May election. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Cabinet ministers Pyne and Ciobo set to head out door

The defence minister and defence industry minister are set to become the latest in a string of high-profile government MPs exiting at the upcoming election.
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of new ‘clean coal’ generators – despite the fact investors don’t want to go into coal. Mick Tsikas/AAP

There is a difference between a strong contest of views on energy policy and counter-productive hyper-partisanship

Whether it’s the awkward politics of preferences for One Nation or the extremely complex policy conundrum of improving Australia’s energy security, the Turnbull government’s default position is to attack…