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ANGUS TAYLOR REJECTS HIS ENDORSED PLAN

October 09, 2020

Last night Anthony Albanese announced a plan to Rewire the Nation and unlock Australia’s world leading Renewable Energy resources. Labor’s plan will drive down power prices, give our economy a boost of up to $40 billion and create thousands of new jobs – particularly in regional areas.

Angus Taylor couldn’t wait 12 hours to reject the transmission plan endorsed by his own Government.
 
Angus Taylor has called the Integrated System Plan (ISP) “transmission lines to nowhere.”
 
This ISP was first recommended by the Finkel Review, which his Government commissioned and accepted.
 
It was then developed by the Australian Energy Market Operator in consultation with industry, which reports to his government as well as states.
 
It was then endorsed by all governments at the COAG Energy Council, which he chaired.
 
SA Liberal Energy Minister Dan Van Holst Pellekaan endorsed Labor’s plan this morning on Adelaide radio saying, “We know that transmission and building interconnection around the country is very important and I’m very pleased that Mark Butler has the same view.”
 
Only because Labor has announced a policy to deliver the ISP at lowest cost using Australian workers and supplies, Angus Taylor now calls it “transmission lines to nowhere.”
 
The Coalition Government have had 22 energy policies in the last eight years, and all the Government has to show for it are higher power prices and higher emissions.
 

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